ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Are you a weather enthusiast? Love watching the skies? See if you can correctly guess this WFXR Weather Trivia question!
Which of these choices is NOT a symptom of heat stroke?
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While a rapid weak pulse is a sign someone is suffering from heat exhaustion, it is not a symptom of heat stroke. A rapid, STRONG pulse is a sign of heat stroke.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heat stroke occurs when the body becomes unable to control its own temperature. This causes the body’s temperature to rise rapidly, the sweating mechanism will begin to fail, and the body is unable to cool itself down.
Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided.
Other symptoms of heat stroke include:
- Throbbing headache
- Nausea or vomiting
- Extremely high body temperature above 103°F
- Little to no sweating
- Hot, red, dry skin
- Fainting or loss of consciousness
If someone is suffering from heat stroke, call for medical attention immediately. While you wait for help:
- Move the victim out of the sun and heat and into a cooler environment.
- Try to reduce the victim’s body temperature with cool pieces of cloth or a cool bath.
- Do NOT give the victim fluids.