Heat Stroke Symptoms in Babies / Toddlers / Infants / Children

Heat Stroke is a serious medical problem, which is life threatening in babies and infants. In medical terms Heat Stroke is known as Hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is exactly opposite of Hypothermia. If you are a keen watcher of Discovery channel then you must be aware of Hypothermia. Hypothermia occurs due to intense cooling of body, while Hyperthermia occurs due to overheating of body.

Heat Stroke can occur if you are exposed to sunlight during summer or some other intense heated environment. It affects infants and babies more often than adult beings because temperature regulatory mechanism of babies is not as much efficient as adults. Heat Stroke starts when body is overheated and temperature regulatory system shut-down due to overheating of body. When body temperature rises over 104 F, several metabolic activities starts to shutdown, and temperature regulatory system is one of them.
Babies can't express their feelings and symptoms when they face Heat Stroke, so parents need to be extremely careful during summer. They should be kept away from direct sun-light during daytime. It can also start after continuous high temperature for few days or a sun burn. Primary indication of Heatstroke includes high temperature of body and no sweating. In this article betterhealthfacts.com will discuss some common symptoms of Heat Stroke.

Heat Stroke Symptoms in Babies / Toddlers / Infants / Children

Early Symptoms of Heat Stroke:
  • Young child may start showing signs of crankiness or fussiness.
  • Prickly Heat: A red cluster of pimples around the neck or upper chest.
  • Heat cramps on arms or legs.
  • Repetitive Behaviour: Repeatedly standing and sitting.


Serious Symptoms of Heat Stroke:
  • High Pulse Rate
  • Intense Thirst
  • Headache
  • Deep Yellow/ Orange Urine
  • Dizziness / Fainting
  • Pale colour skin
  • Vomiting
  • Temperature above 103 F (39.4 C) but no sweating
  • Restlessness
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid, shallow breathing
  • Lethargy
  • Unconsciousness
Never leave your children inside a parked car, as it get heated up much faster. It is one of the most severe reasons of heatstroke. 

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