Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

Stay Cool in the Summer Heat
Posted on 07/22/2020

image showing symptoms of overheatingAs the temperature rises, so does the threat of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Do you know the indicators of each and what to do if you or someone you know experiences symptoms? 

Symptoms of heat exhaustion can include:

  • excessive sweating;
  • cool, pale, clammy skin;
  • feeling faint or dizzy;
  • rapid, weak pulse;
  • nausea or vomiting;
  • muscle cramps.

If you experience these symptoms, get to a cooler, air-conditioned environment and drink water. You can also take a cool shower or use cold compresses. 

Symptoms of heat stroke can include:

  • throbbing headache;
  • no sweating;
  • body temperature above 103 degrees;
  • red, hot, dry skin;
  • rapid, strong pulse;
  • nausea or vomiting;
  • loss of consciousness.

If you experience these symptoms, call 911 and take immediate action to cool down until help arrives.