Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion & Sunburn: Warning Signs to Watch For

As temperatures rise to dangerous levels, there are some warning signs you should watch for.

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As temperatures rise to dangerous levels, there are some warning signs you should watch for.
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nThe Illinois Department of Public Health says heat-related deaths or illnesses can often be prevented. Here's what they say you need to watch for.
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Body temperature 103ºF or higher
nHot, red, dry or damp skin
nFast, strong pulse
nHeadache
nFeeling dizzy
nNausea
nFeeling confused
nPassing out
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Call 9-1-1 right away. Heat stroke is a medical emergency.
nMove the person to a cooler place
nLower the person’s temperature with cool cloths or a cool bath
nDo NOT give the person anything to drink
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Heavy sweating
nCold, pale, and clammy skin
nFast, weak pulse
nNausea or vomiting
nMuscle cramps
nFeeling tired or week
nFeeling dizzy
nHeadache
nPassing out
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Move to a cool place
nLoosen clothing
nUse cool, wet cloths or take a cool bath
nSip water
nGET MEDICAL HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:
nYou are throwing up
nSymptoms get worse
nSymptoms last longer than an hour
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Heavy sweating during intense exercise
nMuscle pain or spasms
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Stop physical activity and move to a cool place
nDrink water or a sports drink
nWait for cramps to go away before you do any more physical activity
nGET MEDICAL HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:
nCramps last longer than an hour
nYou’re on a low-sodium diet
nYou have heart problems
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Red clusters of small blisters that look like pimples on the skin (usually on the neck, chest, groin, or in elbow creases)
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Stay in a cool, dry place
nKeep the rash dry
nUse powder (like baby powder) to soothe the rash
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Painful, red, and warm skin
nBlisters on the skin
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Stay out of the sun until your sunburn heals
nPut cool cloths on sunburned areas or take a cool bath
nPut moisturizing lotion on sunburned areas
nDo NOT break blisters
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