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Heat exhaustion and heatstroke

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Signs of heat exhaustion include headache, dizziness and confusion, feeling sick and cramps.

The main way to treat heat exhaustion is to cool down by moving to a cool place and drinking plenty of fluids.

To avoid heat exhaustion during hot weather or exercise, drink plenty of cold drinks, take cool showers and wear light-coloured, loose clothing.

Heat exhaustion is where your body gets too hot. If not treated quickly, it can turn into heatstroke, which can be life threatening.

Page last reviewed: 18/01/2021
Next review due: 18/01/2024