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July 17, 2019

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                   

 

Treatment                                                                      Treatment                      

Get to a cooler,                                                 take immediate action to

air-conditioned place                                               cool the person                                               

 

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