Heatstroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually due to prolonged
exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures.
So as a precaution against heat exhaustion and the eventual occurrence of heat stroke
that can cause instantaneous death, we have listed below some helpful reminders when
exposed to extreme heat:
- High body temperature
- Loss of consciousness or passing out
- Fast strong pulse or rapid heartbeat
- Red hot skin
- Not sweating
- Call for medical help.
- Move the person to a cooler place.
- Help lower the person’s temperature by removing clothing before using cool clothes or a cool bath.
- Apply ice packs on wrists, armpits, and groin.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Limit the amount of time spent outdoors.
- Schedule strenuous activities at the beginning or end of the day when it is cooler.
- Do not leave children or pets in closed hot spaces like cars,
- Stay in air-conditioned or well-ventilated areas during heat waves.
- Wear lightweight and light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.
Summer is truly here, and extreme heat and high temperatures are expected. Stay calm
and practice sun safety during extreme heat conditions.
Thank you and stay safe!