Signs & Symptoms of Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is a dangerous rise in body temperature above 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Fever can also cause high body temperatures, but heat stroke is caused by external factors such as extreme heat exposure rather than internal factors, or the body’s …

Treating Poison Ivy and Oak

If you are suffering from a skin rash due to exposure to poison ivy or poison oak, it is likely that the rash will last for approximately two to four weeks. In this time, the rash will probably be itchy …

How to Cope With a Summer Cold

The common cold is not actually one disease, but a group of symptoms that can be caused by many different kinds of viruses. The most common and well-known virus type that causes cold symptoms is called rhinovirus. The most common …

What is a Heat Stroke?

Heat stroke is a type of heat-related illness that occurs when the body temperature rises to dangerously elevated levels and the body is unable to cool itself back down. Normally, when someone gets too hot, they start to sweat and …

Preventing Poison Ivy and Oak

The best way to avoid getting a rash from poison ivy or poison oak is of course to avoid coming into contact with the plants. Often, if you learn to identify what these plants usually look like, you may be …