With the heatwave this week, many people need to pay close attention to heat exhaustion and heat stroke symptoms. Both are preventable.
Heat exhaustion can manifest in the form of headaches, a weak and rapid pulse, heavy sweating, cold and moist skin, chills, dizziness or fainting.
If these symptoms are noticed then the individual needs to cool down quickly with shade and water, and seek medical attention if necessary.
Heat stroke symptoms are a bit different and include a strong, rapid pulse with warm, dry skin. When someone is very hot and they aren’t sweating, that’s an issue.
Medical attention needs to be sought immediately in the event of a heat stroke.
One way to avoid these issues is to avoid activity outdoors during peak heat periods.
Other things that people can do instead of be outside on a hot day include swimming, visiting local water parks like the one at the Seneca Lake State Park, or even visiting libraries or malls.
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