Know the Signs of Heat Stress - Heat Can Be Fatal 
 
Heat Stroke  
Symptoms
  • 103-degree or higher body temperature
  • a lack of sweat
  • hot, red dry skin
  • a rapid pulse
  • difficulty breathing and constricted pupils
  • headaches
  • confusion
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • rapid and strong pulse.

Treatment
Anyone experiencing heat stroke symptoms should call 911

Until help arrives:
  • Wrap yourself or a victim in wet blankets or clothes or immerse yourself or a victim in cool water.
  • Pour ice water over your body. 
 
 
 
Heat Exhaustion  
Symptoms
  • feeling weak
  • anxiousness
  • dizziness
  • loss of coordination 
  • increased sweating
  • vomiting
  • loss of consciousness 

Treatment
  1. Find a cool place.
  2. Lie down.
  3. Elevate your feet. 
  4. Make sure your clothes are loose enough so your body can “breathe". 
  5. Place a wet cloth on your forehead.
  6. Fan yourself. 
  7. Drink water or electrolyte-replacing liquids.
 
 
 
Heat Cramps  
Symptoms
  • Sweating a lot causing your body to lose electrolytes which can lead to cramping.
  • Muscle spasms usually hit one or more of these areas:
    • arms
    • legs
    • stomach

Treatment

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Replace electrolytes with a replenishing drink.
  • Limit  your salt intake.
  • Get some rest.
 
 
 
 
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