Heat Exhaustion

The symptoms of heat exhaustion are:

  • Cool, moist, pale, or flushed skin
  • Heavy sweating
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Exhaustion

A patient suffering heat exhaustion will have a near normal body temperature.  If left untreated, heat exhaustion will develop into heat stroke.

 Heat Stroke

 

Heat stroke is characterized by some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Hot, red skin
  • Lack of perspiration
  • Changes in consciousness
  • Rapid, weak pulse and rapid, shallow breathing

In a heat stroke victim, body temperature can be very high — as high as 105º F.  If an individual suffering from heat stroke is not treated, death can result