Heat-related illnesses
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Heat-related illnesses

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      Heat Stroke


      • High body temperature (103°F or higher)

      • Hot, red, dry, or damp skin

      • Fast, strong pulse

      • Headache

      • Dizziness

      • Nausea

      • Confusion

      • Losing consciousness (passing out)

      WHAT TO DO

      • Call 911 right away-heat stroke is a medical emergency

      • Move the person to a cooler place

      • Help lower the person’s temperature with cool cloths or a cool bath

      • Do not give the person anything to drink

      Heat Exhaustion

      • Heavy sweating

      • Cold, pale, and clammy skin

      • Fast, weak pulse

      • Nausea or vomiting

      • Muscle cramps

      • Tiredness or weakness

      • Fainting (passing out)

      • Move to a cool place

      • Loosen your clothes

      • Put cool, wet cloths on your body or take a cool bath

      • Sip water

      • Get medical help right away if:

      • You are throwing up

      • Your symptoms get worse

      • Your symptoms last longer than 1 hour

      Heat Cramps

      • Heavy sweating during intense exercise

      • Muscle pain or spasms

      • Stop physical activity and move to a cool place

      • Drink water or a sports drink

      • Wait for cramps to go away before you do any more physical activity

      • Cramps last longer than 1 hour

      • You’re on a low-sodium diet

      • You have heart problems


      • Painful, red, and warm skin

      • Blisters on the skin

      • Stay out of the sun until your sunburn heals

      • Put cool cloths on sunburned areas or take a cool bath

      • Put moisturizing lotion on sunburned areas

      • Do not break blisters

      Heat Rash

      • Red clusters of small blisters that look like pimples on the skin (usually on the neck, chest, groin, or in elbow creases)

      • Stay in a cool, dry place

      • Keep the rash dry

      • Use powder (like baby powder) to soothe the rash



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