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Heat-related illnesses
  • Published Date:
    7/21/17
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    Heat Stroke

    WHAT TO LOOK FOR

    • 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

    WHAT TO LOOK FOR

    • Heavy sweating

    • Cold, pale, and clammy skin

    • Fast, weak pulse

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Muscle cramps

    • Tiredness or weakness

    • Dizziness

    • Headache

    • Fainting (passing out)

    WHAT TO DO

    • 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

    WHAT TO LOOK FOR

    • Heavy sweating during intense exercise

    • Muscle pain or spasms

    WHAT TO DO

    • 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

    • Get medical help right away if:

    • Cramps last longer than 1 hour

    • You’re on a low-sodium diet

    • You have heart problems

    Sunburn

    WHAT TO LOOK FOR

    • Painful, red, and warm skin

    • Blisters on the skin

    WHAT TO DO

    • 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

    WHAT TO LOOK FOR

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

    WHAT TO DO

    • Stay in a cool, dry place

    • Keep the rash dry

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

    CS280226

    Heat_Related_Illness.pdf

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