What You Should Know About Heat Strokes and Heat Rashes

Summer brings with it sunny, beach days, and nights full of crickets and warm breezes. But one thing you should be aware of in the summers is the possibility of temperatures rising, causing it to be really hot in your neighborhood or state and resulting in dangerous, almost life-threatening conditions. This is what you should know about heat strokes and heat rashes! Heatstroke, which is considered to be a serious medical condition. If not taken care of, heat strokes can be fatal. But sometimes, heat strokes are confused with other, less serious concerns – for example, heat rashes. Heat rashes are a serious condition, but less so than a heat stroke. Let’s find out what the difference is between the two:

Heat Stroke:

During a heat stroke, the temperature of their body increases to an alarming degree, up to 106 degrees Fahrenheit, or more. Because of the rapid rise in their body temp. The heatstroke can be fatal for a person as soon as symptoms appear.

The symptoms of heatstroke include hot and dry skin, high body temp, migraines, and loss of consciousness. The riskiest age group prone to get heat stroke are children and adults over the age of 60 to 65.

Heatstroke patients should be taken to the nearest doctor immediately, so as to avoid any complications.

Heat Rash:

Are much less severe than heat strokes, but that doesn’t mean they should be ignored. Heat rash is also called miliaria or more commonly, prickly heat. Which causes the skin to sting or feel prickly due to overheating. Normally, hot and humid environments are places where heat rash occurs the most.

Symptoms of heat rash are finding itchy, red bumps on your skin, and a stinging sensation. These rashes are usually more of a nuisance not fatal, but they should be tended to before they spread. Furthermore, medical attention should be sought in case of an infection.

We hope this blog has helped you know more about heat-related medical conditions, like heat strokes and heat-related injuries. And that you can take better care of yourself or your family after getting to know about these symptoms and their roots.

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