Typical Signs of Heat Exhaustion

KSCB News - July 19, 2011 10:06 am

These signs may be an indication of dehydration or heatstroke:
– Headaches
– Dry mouth
– Dizziness
– Difficulty breathing
– Fatigue or weakness
– Nausea or vomiting
– Fast heart rate
– Impaired judgment
– Muscle cramps
– High body temperature – a temperature over 104.5° F indicates heatstroke

Be aware of your body and what it is telling you. If you exhibit any of the signs listed above, tell someone what you are experiencing and do what you can to cool your body – cease activities that cause exertion, drink hydrating fluids, and take a cool shower. If the symptoms persist, call 9-1-1 for assistance from EMS.


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