- Heat stroke can happen at any temperature!
- Recognize the signs: nausea, dizziness, confusion in context of exertion or heat exposure
- get out of the hot environment ASAP, place cold towels/ice packs on axilla, groin, neck or on glabrous surfaces
- Prevent with the loose light clothing, sunscreen, and hydration
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