TEMPLE, Texas — Some of us are already begging for winter again. But summer is here and it’s comin' in hot.
Before you go running out the door, it's important to know the warning signs of heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
Heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke, which can be deadly.
Symptoms of heat exhaustion:
- Excessive sweating
- Cool, pale, clammy Skin
- Weak pulse
- Muscle cramps
Symptoms of heatstroke:
- Throbbing headache
- No sweating
- Red, hot, dry skin
- Body temperature above 103 degrees
- Rapid, strong pulse
- Lose consciousness
You should immediately seek medical attention when you notice the signs of heatstroke.
To treat it, the person should be cooled down as quickly as possible with cold water, ice packs and fans.
People with heat exhaustion often need medical attention as well.
Other safety tips are getting yourself or others to a cool, air-conditioned place, drinking water, taking a cool shower or using a cold compress.
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