Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that occurs after prolonged exposure to extreme heat in combination with insufficient fluids. Traditional symptoms are similar, but much milder than the symptoms of heat stroke.

Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion

  • Excessive Sweating
  • Cramping
  • Tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Paleness
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting

Treatment of Heat Exhaustion

While milder than heat stroke, heat exhaustion must still be dealt with swiftly. If someone is experiencing any of the symptoms of heat exhaustion begin cooling them immediately. Move them into a shaded or air-conditioned room, then give them cool, non-alcoholic liquids. The application of moist towels or a cool bath/shower is also a successful treatment.

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