Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Heatstroke Prevention

Prevention of heatstroke includes:

  • Drink plenty of liquids.
  • Avoid exposure to warm environments.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Avoid exposure to the sun.
    • Wear clothing that blocks the sun's rays.
    • Wear a hat.
  • Exercise during cooler times of the day.
  • Bathe in tepid water.

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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