Heat Stroke or Heat Exhaustion? Do You Know the Signs?

With record breaking heat this week many residents will be affected by heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

Do you know the difference?

Heat Exhaustion:

  • Faint or Dizzy
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Cool, pale, clammy skin
  • Rapid, weak pulse
  • Muscle cramps

Heat Stroke:

  • Throbbing headache
  • No sweating
  • Body temperature above 103 degrees; red, hot, dry skin
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • May lose consciousness.

If you experience heat stroke, call 911 immediately.

If you experience heat exhaustion; shade, cool water and a cool washcloth along the neck will probably help.

Stay cool and well hydrated this week.

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2019-02-01T16:02:10-08:00June 21st, 2016|Summer|0 Comments