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Does this mean I have sun stroke?

I spent about 5 hours in the sun today, and i am very burnt, i feel very sick and have a headache, and havent stopped shaking for about 6 hours... does this mean i have sun stroke ?? also, i feel very cold, but when i went to bed i couldnt have the duvet on me because my skin is very hot
Asked On : Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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Yes. We define heat stroke as a combination of hyperthermia (>41°C, though can present with lower temperatures), often with loss of the capacity to dissipate heat and CNS impairment. Loss of ability to sweat is often a late and ominous sign. Don't sit in the sin for that long again. You can go into shock. Always keep hydrated and try to avoid exercise in the heat (direct sun). If you are shaking and feeling cold but hot on the outside, it's best you consult a Doctor. Ring NHS Direct on 0845 4647
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