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Heat Exhaustion vs. Heat Stroke: Key Differences You Should Be Aware Of


2. Defining Heat Stroke

Although this doesn’t actually involve a stroke of any kind, heat stroke is the more serious condition of the two and is actually a life-threatening medical emergency, explains ActiveKids.

During heat stroke, a child’s body no longer is able to regulate its own temperature, meaning their internal temperature can soar to unsafe levels (106-F or higher) that can cause brain damage or death if not dealt with promptly, warns the source.

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