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Heat exhaustion is the opposite of hypothermia—the core body temperature increases, usually as a result of hot and humid conditions, plus a lack of water.

  • Prevention of Heat Exhaustion
    • Wear light, loose clothing.
    • Wear wide-brimmed hats, vented if possible.
    • Drink plenty of liquids.
  • Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion
    • Pale and clammy skin
    • Weakness
    • Nausea
    • Headache
    • Muscle cramps
  • Treatment of Heat Exhaustion
    • Move to a cooler place, and drink water.
    • Fan to lower body temperature, but don't over-chill.
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