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Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke: What to Do

Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke: What to Do 

 

We have the hottest weather of the year in our area. The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service has post the following notice on heat exhaustion and heat stroke and what to do. Please share this advice.

 

Extreme heat brings with it the possibility of heat-induced illnesses. During the hot, humid summer weather, the body's internal temperature can rise and can result in heat exhaustion and heatstroke. If not treated quickly, heat exhaustion can progress into heat stroke, which requires immediate medical care and can be fatal.

Signs and Symptoms:

Heat Exhaustion

  • Severe thirst
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea, sometimes vomiting
  • Irritability
  • Headache
  • Increased sweating
  • Cool clammy skin
  • Elevation of body temperature to 105 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Weak, rapid pulse

Heat Stroke

  • Severe, throbbing headache
  • Weakness, dizziness or confusion
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Decreased responsiveness or loss of consciousness
  • Little or no sweating
  • Flush, hot, dry skin
  • Elevation of body temperature to 105 degrees Fahrenheit

What to Do:

If the person has a temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit or more or shows signs and symptoms of heatstroke, seek emergency medical care immediately. In cases of heat exhaustion and while waiting for help:

  1. Move the person to a cool place indoors or under the shade of a tree.
  2. Loosen clothing.
  3. Have the person lie down. Elevate feet slightly.
  4. If the person is alert, place in cool (not cold) bath water.
  5. IF the person is alert, give frequent sips of cool, clear fluids (clear juice or sports drinks are best).
  6. If the person is vomiting, turn his or her body to the side to prevent choking.
  7. Monitor the person's temperatures.

Think Prevention! Be sensible about how much you exert yourself in hot weather.
Heat Exhaustion is the result of excessive heat and dehydration. Heat Stroke is a medical emergency!

 

Subhash Sharma  "With 1,795 species, this beautiful Begonia is the fifth-largest group of flowers grown both inside and outside.  Whether it has cane-Like appearance or an upright-stemmed appearance Begonia is a great flower to have in a decent garden."

Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend from India. He now lives in Ireland and makes frequent comments on my photographs.

 

Cane-Like Begonia, Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5972

Cane-Like Begonia, Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square, PA USA  IMG 5972

Photograph by Roy Kelley

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates

 

Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

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