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The Difference Between Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

Stay safe during this scorching Arizona summer. Learn the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion and how to prevent them.

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In This Article:

  • Heat exhaustion symptoms include profuse sweating, weakness, muscle cramping, nausea and/or vomiting, headache, or lightheadedness. Fainting may occur in extreme cases.
  • Heatstroke may be life-threatening and includes symptoms like high fever, rapid heart rate, loss of consciousness and hot, red, extremely dry or moist skin.
  • To prevent heat-related illness, limit alcohol and caffeine intake, drink lots of water and wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.

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Heat exhaustion isn’t your only worry. The hot Arizona sunshine can also damage your skin. Take care of your body with these summertime skincare tips.