Beat The Heat
Can you tell he difference between mild reactions to heat exposure and conditions that could require medical attention?
Heat Cramps are muscle contractions in the stomach and hamstrings. Treat them water, cool air and rest.
Heat Exhaustion is caused by body heat of over 102 degrees. Respond by finding cool shade, ingesting liquids, placing cool damp cloths on the body and replacing electrolytes with sports drinks.
Heat Stroke is a true medical emergency. Anyone exhibiting it by showing red and flushed skin, lack of perspiration, temperature of 106 degrees or higher, seizures, rapid pulse, headaches, and unconsciousness, should be rushed to the nearest hospital.