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Heat Emergencies

Alternate Names : Heat Stroke, Heat Hyperpyrexia, Thermic Fever, Siriasis

Heat Emergencies | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the injury?

A heat emergency can be a serious condition. People should take precautions against this problem in hot, humid weather. To prevent a heat emergency, a person should:

  • avoid staying in the heat for long periods of time
  • wear cool, loose clothing that is appropriate for the climate
  • drink more fluids than usual in order to stay well hydrated
  • use air conditioners, fans, and other means to keep cool

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    Author: Adam Brochert, MD
    Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Date Reviewed: 04/18/00

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