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“Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot” not “Sick, Sick, Sick”

Monday, July 22, 2013

Have you ever run around on a very hot day? After only a few minutes you could feel sick or have a headache. The question is: is it serious, or not? There are various kinds of heat-related illnesses including: heat rash, heat exhaustion, cramps and heat stroke. After suffering from headaches in the hot weather myself the past few days, I did some research to discover more about them.

 

Heat Rash: This is a rash that can feel prickly and is especially prone to happen under tight clothing. Your sweat glands get blocked and the sweat can’t get out, which creates a rash. It can be cured by cooling off and can be avoided by staying in cool, air conditioned areas and wearing loose clothing.

 

Heat Exhaustion: The symptoms of heat exhaustion are: headache, nausea, throwing up, muscle cramps and weakness. With heat exhaustion it is important to go to a cool area and get yourself hydrated.
 

Heat Stroke: If heat exhaustion progresses too far it could lead to heat stroke. This is the most serious of the heat-related illnesses. Your body temperature could be over 106 degrees Fahrenheit and you may feel confused, dizzy, and there is even the possibility of seizures. Heat stroke is an emergency and it is important to get medical attention immediately.

 

In conclusion it is vital to remember to stay cool and drink lots of water to keep hydrated. One of the easiest ways to stay cool on scorching days is by staying inside the in the air conditioning. If you are interested in learning more about staying cool with air conditioning, please contract A.B. May.

 

 

Sources:
http://www.medicinenet.com/heat_exhaustion/article.htm

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