Hot days of summer are here! Due to our heat warning for the next few days, we are exploring the consequences of extreme heat. The plethora of outdoor activities during this time of year can lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. You need to know the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke so you can see the signs and act accordingly.
Remember to drink plenty of water, use sunscreen and stay out of the sun as much as possible when the heat gets to dangerous levels.
Heat Exhaustion Heat Stroke
feeling faint or dizzy throbbing headache
excessive sweating not sweating at all
cool, pale, clammy skin body temp around 103 degrees
nausea or vomiting nausea or vomiting
rapid, weak pulse rapid, strong pulse muscle cramps may lose consciousness
Get to a cooler, take immediate action to
air-conditioned place cool the person