Heatstroke 101: Symptoms, Precautions, Treatment and More

Source: Channel 3000 (Madison, Wisc.)

As high school football season kicks off, there’s a heightened focus on player safety in light of the untimely death of Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who died from heatstroke earlier this summer.

What are the signs?

  • A throbbing headache
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of sweating despite the heat
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Rapid heartbeat

If you, or anyone you know, if experiencing these symptoms, you should first get out of the heat, cool-down and drink water. If the symptoms persist or you have a fever of 104 degrees or higher, you should get medical help immediately.

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