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Signs of Heat Exhaustion

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heat exhaustionDon’t let this weather fool you. Summer will be here. And, if you’ve lived in Texas more than a few months, you know south Texas summers are nothing to kid around about. It gets hot – in some cases dangerously hot. So once the hot weather gets here in a few weeks, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on elderly neighbors or family members (especially those living without AC) and young kids playing outside. A little help from you can prevent heat exhaustion. What are the signs of heat exhaustion? According to the Mayo Clinic, they include feeling faint, feeling dizzy, having cold, clammy skin in the heat, sweating excessively, feeling tired, having a weak pulse, cramping, feeling nauseous and having a headache. Heat exhaustion can eventually escalate into a heat stroke, which is deadly. If someone is suffering from heat exhaustion, get them inside an air conditioned room or run a cold shower. Have them drink water or sports drinks. And, most importantly, call 911 if their body temperature continues to rise.