Heat Cramps (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
Heat cramps can be very painful. A person suffering from heat cramps should seek medical attention if the symptoms do not go away with rest, cooling off, and after restoring fluid and electrolytes.
Heat cramps may be the early signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke, which are more severe forms of heat-related illnesses.
Seek medical care immediately if these conditions develop:
If a person has more severe forms of heat-related illness, or thinks they require IV fluids to rehydrate, seek medical care at an emergency department.
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