According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 700 Americans die each year due to summer’s sweltering heat. Everyone is at risk when temperatures rise above 90 degrees, and the elderly and the very young are most susceptible to heat and heat-related illnesses. Cox Health Nurse Practitioner Kendra McMillion tells us why…
She says it’s important to monitor children’s time outdoors in the heat..
Signs of heat-related illnesses include nausea, dizziness, flushed or pale skin, heavy sweating, and headaches. Persons with heat-related illness should be moved to a cool place, given cool
water to drink and ice packs or cool wet cloths should be applied to the skin. If a person loses consciousness you should call 911.