How to Spot Heat Stroke in Kids

Published 06/18 2014 03:37PM

Updated 06/18 2014 04:09PM

Dr. David Gray's tips to spotting heat stroke in children:

-- The first sign is cramps, or pain. 

-- The next sign that heat stroke is occurring is a change in skin color (usually more red).  Also, the body will become less sweaty than you'd expect.  Get out of the sun, rest and rehydrate immediately.

-- The most telling sign that there is something dangerously wrong is if your child begins showing mental changes.  Changes in mood, or behavior, or even confusion.  If this happens, you need to get to a hospital immediately.

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