Heat Exhaustion

Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is a serious illness caused by too much heat. Heat exhaustion can be brought on by overexertion or profuse sweating in a hot, humid, or poorly ventilated environment. If heat exhaustion is recognized and treated promptly, the effects can be easily reversed.

  • Move person into a cool place out of the sun
  • Loosen any tight-fitting and remove extra layers of clothing
  • Drink fluids such as water, fruit or vegetable juices, or sports drinks. Do not drink fluids that contain alcohol or caffeine. Goal: A half glass of fluid every 15-20 minutes.
  • Sponge the person down with cool water or by applying cool wet cloths.

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