- Heat exhaustion: Cool, moist, pale, or flushed skin; heavy sweating; headache; nausea or vomiting; dizziness; dark colored urine; rapid heart beat and exhaustion. Body temperature may be normal, or is likely to be rising.
- Heat stroke: Hot, red skin; changes in consciousness; rapid, weak pulse; despite heat the person is not sweating and rapid, shallow breathing. Body temperature can be very high -sometimes as high as 105 degrees F. If the person was sweating from heavy work or exercise, skin may be wet; otherwise, it will feel dry.
Take the person inside if possible or under a shaded area. Try to wet the persons skin with water. Use an ice pack under
Their arm pit, groin area, neck and back because these areas have blood vessels close to the skin.
*symptoms and tips from web MD
Wear sunscreen- sunburn slows the skins ability to cool itself down.
Drinks lots of water even when you are not thirsty.
Work on a buddy system when outside. Make sure your buddy is keeping cool and working smart.
Limit your caffeine intake. It dehydrates you and makes the effect of the heat on your body worse.
Eat lighter and more meals through the day instead of one heavy meal.
Carry a spray bottle of cool water and squirt your face down through out the day.
Neck wraps might help keep you cool as well. There are a few on the market or you can keep a bucket of ice water to soak your towel in and then keep it wrapped around your neck.
Even when using caution high temperatures can turn on your body quickly. When possible take breaks in the shade and cool off with a drink of water. If it helps while working in the blazing heat, try to remember snow and freezing cold is just around the corner! But, don’t worry you will find a bit of relief in the middle during the wonderfully too short Fall season.
Do you have any tips for summer cool down? Leave them in the comments below.