Heat-Related Illness - Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of heat-related illness?

Signs and symptoms of heat-related illness vary based on the severity of the illness.

  • Heat rash symptoms: red bumps on the skin, a feeling of prickly or itchy skin.
  • Heat syncope (fainting) symptoms:  dizziness or lightheadedness and fainting, generally due to prolonged exposure to heat, dehydration, or orthostatic hypotension.
  • Heat cramps symptoms: significant sweating, involuntary spasms of the muscles in the body, most often affecting the legs.
  • Heat exhaustion symptoms: nausea and vomiting, headache, muscle cramps, weakness, and profuse sweating.
  • Heat stroke symptoms: dizziness, muscle cramps and aches, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, headache, weakness, confusion and coma. Heat stroke is a medical emergency.
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