Preventing Heat Stroke

Symptoms: Tingling in hands and toes, dizziness, light-headedness, muscular cramps, nausea, throbbing headache, body feels hot, high temperature, unable to sweat, fainting or loss of consciousness.

If you suspect heat stroke: Move the person to a cool place out of the sun and offer fluids and a wet towel. In more severe cases, call an ambulance or see a doctor.

Preventative measures: Drink fluids even when you don’t feel thirsty, use your air conditioner if room temperature is 28 degrees or humidity is above 70%, wear a hat or use a parasol, wear loose-fitting cool clothing and use a cooling towel.