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Heat stroke (hyperthermia) is an abnormally elevated body temperature with physical and neurological symptoms.  Heat stroke is considered a true medical emergency that can be fatal if not properly treated. Heat stroke can occur from over exerting yourself while under the sun and dehydration.  The most susceptible people to heat strokes are infants, elderly, athletes, or outdoor workers physically exerting themselves while under the sun.  The first thing to do to help an individual with heat stroke is to cool the person down immediately. 

Here are some symptoms you may see in a heat stroke victim:

  • High body temperature
  • Rapid pulse
  • Absence of sweating, with hot red or flushed dry skin
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizure
  • Agitation

 

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Reference link:

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke

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