If heat exhaustion is not addressed on time, then it escalates quickly and becomes heatstroke. Heatstroke is far more serious than heat exhaustion and if not addressed, it can lead to organ damage and in severe cases, death. It is therefore important to report any signs and symptoms of heatstroke or heat exhaustion as soon as possible to the nearest emergency room.
If you are experiencing any of the following signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke, then report the same to the nearest emergency room;
Tips on when to go to the emergency room for heatstroke
Report any abnormal body temperatures
One of the first signs of an imminent heatstroke, is the drastic rise in body temperature. The body temperatures will soar to incredibly high levels. Anything above 100 degrees Fahrenheit should be indicative of a heat stroke and urgent medical care should be sought.
Increased heart rate
The other indication that your heat exhaustion is nearing dangerous levels, is an increase in the heart rate. The heart rate will increase as the body attempts to circulate blood to all the organs. There will be a strong pulse and rapid than usual. This is a dangerous sign and medical care is urgently needed at this point.
Reddening of the skin
When the temperatures get too high, then the skin becomes red and dry which is very painful. It almost feels like you are burning. This is a dangerous level and you should not let the exhaustion or heatstroke get to this point.
Headache, nausea and vomiting
If you are experiencing high body temperatures coupled with headaches, nausea and vomiting, then you should report the same to the nearest emergency room. Headaches are a sign of dehydration in the body and an indication that a lot is going on within your body.
Agitation and confusion
Heat strokes are also symptomized by agitation and clear confusion. This hormonal imbalance is as a result of insufficient fluids in the body. Water is a very important solvent in the body and is used for a number of physiological processes.
Comas are the ultimate sign that death is imminent
Although you should not wait for the heat exhaustion and stroke to get to this dangerous level, comas should tell you that you are in danger. If your loved one or friend is in a coma as a result of a heatstroke, you should dial 911 immediately because at that point, he/she is in a critical condition and can die at any point.
Report heatstroke and exhaustion to Frontline ER
Here at Frontline ER, we receive thousands of cases of heat exhaustion and heatstroke especially in the summer and we always offer the right emergency treatment to the victims. We are experienced in handling heatstroke and you should therefore not hesitate to give us a call in Dallas and Richmond concerning the same.