Heat Exhaustion in children
Two types of heat exhaustion:
Salt depletion: Signs include nausea and vomiting, frequent muscle cramps, and dizziness.
Water depletion: Signs include excessive thirst, weakness, headache, and even loss of consciousness.
Heat Exhaustion Symptoms in children
• pale, moist skin
• rapid heartbeat
• vomiting nausea
• profuse sweating
• weakness fatigue
• headache diarrhea
• usually has a fever over 102º F
• anxiety, and faint feeling
• hyperventilation (rapid breathing)
• dark-colored urine (which indicates dehydration)
Heat Exhaustion Treatment in children
• Immediately bring your child indoors or into the shade.
• Give your child a bath in cool (not cold) water.
• Call your child’s doctor for further advice. If your child is too exhausted or ill to eat or drink, intravenous fluids may be necessary.