Heat Exhaustion

Also known as: conductive hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), mixed hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss.

What is heat exhaustion?

Heat exhaustion is a potentially dangerous condition that can occur after prolonged exposure to high temperatures. It’s typically considered the middle scenario in a progression of dangerous symptoms related to heat, which ranges from heat cramps at the low end to heatstroke at the severe end.

What causes heat exhaustion? 
Usually it’s some combination of high temperatures, high humidity and strenuous activity that causes heat exhaustion. Prolonged time in the heat and lack of breaks or fluids can exacerbate the symptoms.

What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion? 
Heat exhaustion is characterized by fatigue, dizziness, excessive sweating, cramps, headache, nausea, low heart rate and skin that is getting cool to the touch.

What are heat exhaustion care options? 
When a person suspects that they or a loved one has heat exhaustion, they should immediately move to a cooler place, rest and drink cold fluids. If symptoms do not improve or worse, immediate medical attention should be sought.

Reviewed by: Jose R. Rosa-Olivares, M.D.

This page was last updated on: 3/20/2018 3:31:55 PM

Urgent Care Centers

Doral Urgent Care Center
3601 NW 107th Avenue
Doral, FL 33178
Wait Time: 19 Minutes

Palm Beach Gardens Urgent Care Center
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Wait Time: 14 Minutes

Miramar Urgent Care Center
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Wait Time: 31 Minutes

Miami Lakes Urgent Care Center
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Nirvair Chowdhury Midtown Urgent Care Center
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West Kendall Urgent Care Center
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Palmetto Bay Urgent Care Center
17615 SW 97 Avenue
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West Bird Urgent Care Center
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Wait Time: 39 Minutes

Main Campus Urgent Care Center
3100 SW 62 Avenue
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Wait Time: 6 Minutes

Golisano | Nicklaus Children's Health Center
3361 Pine Ridge Road
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Wait Time: Closed

Hialeah Urgent Care Center
990 W 49th Street
Hialeah, FL 33012
Wait Time: 15 Minutes

Pinecrest Urgent Care Center
11521 South Dixie Highway
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Homestead Urgent Care Center
2072 NE 8th Street
Homestead, FL 33033
Wait Time: 23 Minutes