Heatstroke Myths | Merck Manuals Medical Myths Podcast



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Are heatstroke and heat exhaustion the same thing? Find out in this Merck Manuals Medical Myths Podcast episode on Heatstroke Myths and Misconceptions with Dr. Diane Birnbaumer.

Learn more about heatstroke: https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/injuries-and-poisoning/heat-disorders/heatstroke

Full transcript: https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/news/editorial/2022/07/13/19/39/podcast-heatstroke-with-dr-diane-birnbaumer

Guest: Dr. Diane Birnbaumer, Ameritas Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, and Senior Clinical Educator for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Harper UCLA Medical Center

0:00 Introduction
01:20 Are heatstroke and heat exhaustion the same?
03:42 Ages affected by heatstroke
06:30 Body temperature of heatstroke
07:38 Common signs of heatstroke
08:48 Common signs of heat exhaustion
09:38 Can you suffer from heatstroke if you're hydrated?
11:48 How to treat heatstroke
13:30 Does having a sunburn affect body temperature?
19:38 How does frostbite work?
21:20 How long does it take for someone to get frostbite?

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