With the temperatures on the rise in North Texas, do you know how to prevent heat-related illnesses?
Heat-related illnesses are preventable. Stay alert and aware of the temperature each day through the summer, know symptoms for your own safety as well as for others.
Heat exhaustion symptoms may include: faint or dizziness, excessive sweating, cool or clammy skin, nausea or vomiting, rapid heart rate, and muscle cramps. The best way to combat this is to move yourself to a cooler, air-conditioned place, drink plenty of water, and take a cool shower, if possible.
With a heat stroke, your symptoms may include: throbbing headaches, no sweating, hot, dry skin and a body temperature of 103 degrees or more. You could also lose consciousness. According to the National Weather Service, you should not lay down and do not drink any fluids. Also, call for medical help immediately.
Remember with the extreme heat throughout the Metroplex, you should stay hydrated and try to stay out of the heat during the hottest parts of the day. If you experience heat exhaustion or heat stroke symptoms, come into a CityDoc clinic to see a provider.