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What are the symptoms of heat stroke in children ?

 
Nynne

Asked by Nynne at 10:56 PM on Jul. 25, 2010 in Health

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  • heat stroke symptoms:
    headache
    dizziness
    disorientation, agitation or confusion
    sluggishness or fatigue
    seizure
    hot, dry skin that is flushed but not sweaty
    a high body temperature
    loss of consciousness
    rapid heart beat
    hallucinations
    How is heat stroke treated?
    It is important for the person to be treated immediately as heat stroke can cause permanent damage or death. There are some immediate first aid measures you can take while waiting for help to arrive.

    Get the person indoors.
    Remove clothing and gently apply cool water to the skin followed by fanning to stimulate sweating.
    Apply ice packs to the groin and armpits.
    Have the person lie down in a cool area with their feet slightly elevated
    Intravenous fluids are often necessary to compensate for fluid or electrolyte loss. Bed rest is generally advised a
    Mrs.Koukas2006

    Answer by Mrs.Koukas2006 at 10:59 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • The following are the most common symptoms of dehydration, although each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

    thirst
    less-frequent urination
    dry skin
    fatigue
    light-headedness
    dizziness
    confusion
    dry mouth and mucous membranes
    increased heart rate and breathing
    In children, additional symptoms may include:

    dry mouth and tongue
    no tears when crying
    no wet diapers for more than 3 hours
    sunken abdomen, eyes or cheeks
    high fever
    listlessness
    irritability
    skin that does not flatten when pinched and released
    Mrs.Koukas2006

    Answer by Mrs.Koukas2006 at 10:57 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

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