(Source: WOIO)

via Cleveland 19:

With temperatures expected to “feel like” 100 degrees this week, the risk for heat-related illnesses increases.

Prolonged exposure outdoors and physical exertion could lead to either heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Signs of heat exhaustion:

  • Faint or dizzy
  • Excessive sweating
  • Cool, pale, clammy skin, Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid, weak pulse
  • Muscle cramps

If signs of heat exhaustion are displayed, the affected individual should seek a cool, air conditioned place and drink water if possible. Taking a shower or using a cold compress is also an option.

Signs of heat stroke:

  • Throbbing headache
  • No sweating
  • Body temperature above 103 degrees
  • Red, hot, dry skin
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • May lose consciousness

If signs of heat stroke are evident, call 911 immediately and take immediate action to cool the person until help arrives.

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