Heat Tips to Help

Angeline Ong-Su, MD, Kaiser Permanente is offering some great heat tips to get through the heat wave..

Heat Stroke versus Heat Exhaustion

Temperatures are heating up and your body may be unable to properly cool itself, which could lead to a heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Know the Signs and Symptoms.

*Heatstroke can occur when the body reaches a temperature higher than 104 degrees

Heat Stroke Signs & Symptoms Heat Exhaustion Signs & Symptoms
  • Very High body temperature above 104 degrees
  • Throbbing headache
  • No Sweating
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Vision changes
  • Extreme nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle Cramps and abdominal pains
  • Extremely Tired
  • Fainting

Heat Stroke Tips: Move the person to shaded area or indoors.  Immerse the person in a cold- or ice-water tub, or spray person with cool water and fan them.  Do not give the person oral fluids if confused or altered.  Seek emergency medical care.

Heat Exhaustion Tips: Give cool fluids, apply cool, wet towels or ice packs to neck, forehead, and under arms; have them rest, move to cooled off room and remove some clothing.

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