With summer coming soon, people are looking forward to working outside.
What is Heat Exhaustion versus Heat Stroke & What can I do to prevent it?
Heat exhaustion symptoms and treatment:
- Dizziness or fainting.
- Weakness or fatigue.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Heavy sweating.
- Weak, rapid pulse.
- Muscle cramps.
- Headache, pale or flushed face.
- Drink plenty of fluid, take frequent breaks.
- Remove tight or unnecessary clothing.
- Sponge bath with cool water.
- Lay down and elevate legs.
- Apply fans or ice towels.
Heat Stroke is more serious and can lead to death. Any of the following symptoms need immediate medical attention:
- Nausea with vomiting.
- Red hot skin with a fever of 104 degrees or greater. Dry skin, no sweating.
- Racing heart rate with rapid breathing.
- Altered mental state or behavior.
- Extreme weakness.