Signs and what to do for heat related issues

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Heat Stroke

* WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Seamless Gutters

o High body temperature (103°F or higher)

o Hot, red, dry, or damp skin o Fast, strong pulse

o Headache

o Dizziness

o Nausea

o Confusion

o Losing consciousness (passing out)

* WHAT TO DO

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

o Move the person to a cooler place

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

o Do not give the person anything to drink

Heat Exhaustion

* WHAT TO LOOK FOR

o Heavy sweating

o Cold, pale, and clammy skin

o Fast, weak pulse

o Nausea or vomiting

o Muscle cramps

o Tiredness or weakness

o Dizziness

o Headache

o Fainting (passing out)

* WHAT TO DO

o Move to a cool place

o Loosen your clothes

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

o Sip water

* Get medical help right away if:

o You are throwing up

o Your symptoms get worse

o Your symptoms last longer than 1 hour

Heat Cramps

* WHAT TO LOOK FOR

o Heavy sweating during intense exercise

o Muscle pain or spasms

* WHAT TO DO

o Stop physical activity and move to a cool place

o Drink water or a sports drink

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

* Get medical help right away if:

o Cramps last longer than 1 hour

o You’re on a low-sodium diet

o You have heart problems

Sunburn

* WHAT TO LOOK FOR

o Painful, red, and warm skin

o Blisters on the skin

* WHAT TO DO

o Stay out of the sun until your sunburn heals

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

o Put moisturizing lotion on sunburned areas

o Do not break blisters

Heat Rash

* WHAT TO LOOK FOR

o 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

o Stay in a cool, dry place

o Keep the rash dry

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