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Many medicines change how well your body can stay
cool. They include:
Alcohol and illegal drugs such as methamphetamines,
amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, PCP (phencyclidine hydrochloride), and LSD
(lysergic acid diethylamide) can also cause problems. They affect how well you can sense dehydration or
heat-related symptoms. They also make you less able to judge whether
you need treatment for a heat-related illness.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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