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Heat stroke is caused by an abnormally elevated body temperature and could cause permanent damage to the organs. It should be treated as a medical emergency—it can be fatal.

  • Symptoms of Heat Stroke
    • Dry, hot, and flushed skin—dark or purple in colour
    • Dilated pupils
    • Rapid, weak pulse
    • Shallow breathing
    • High temperature—may be in excess of 41° Celsius
  • Treatment of Heat Stroke
    • Wrap in a sheet and soak with cool—not cold—water.
    • Fan, but don’t over-chill.
    • Get to a hospital immediately.