Tips for Dealing with Extreme Heat
Extreme heat can be very dangerous, leading to heat stroke and death. Heat stroke occurs when your temperature rises quickly and your body cannot cool down. This condition is life-threatening, but it is preventable.
Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness
- Stay in air-conditioned space if possible. If your home is not air-conditioned, go to a public library, heat-relief shelter, or other cool location.
- Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids (check with your doctor if you are usually supposed to limit your fluids).
- Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing.
- Cut back on exercise.
- Closely watch those who are at high risk of heat-related illness, including older adults, young children, and individuals with physical and/or mental illnesses.
- NEVER leave anyone in an enclosed, parked vehicle.
If you believe that you or someone else may be suffering from heat stroke or another heat-related illness, get help right away. It could be a life or death emergency.
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