I know we are all sick and tired of hearing about the heat but while it's still ongoing there are some things that you need to know to stay healthy. 

If you live in Southern Utah, the chances of getting heat sickness or heat stroke are a lot higher right now. The temperatures have been in the 110s lately and that means that not properly hydrating and staying cool will result in some bad things.  

Here is what you need to watch out for: 

Heat Stroke 

  • High Temperature 
  • Hot skin that's dry or damp 
  • Fast pulse 
  • Confusions 
  • Fainting 
  • Headache 
  • Nausea 

In the case that you or someone near you shows some of these symptoms or all of them, you need to call 911. Immediately move the person to somewhere cooler. You’ll also want to use damp cloths or a cool bath to bring down the temperature. DON’T give them anything to drink.  

Heat Exhaustion 

  • Fast and weak pulse 
  • Nausea of vomiting 
  • Muscle Cramps 
  • Dizziness 
  • Lots of sweating 
  • Cold and clammy skin 
  • Fainting 

Heat exhaustion can be treated at home if the symptoms aren’t too bad. Move to a cooler place and loosen your clothes. Also use cool cloths on your body or a cool bath. You can sip water.  

If you are continuously vomiting, your symptoms get worse or last over an hour then you need to call 911.  

Try not to overexert yourself during the hottest parts of the day and stay hydrated. Stay safe Utah and stay cool.  

 

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