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#SafetyTipTuesday #hotweathersafety #immelting #staycool
It's the first day of summer and it's a HOT one!
☀️ Check on any elderly neighbors that may not have air conditioning. Stay hydrated!
Most heat illnesses happen when you stay out in the heat too long. Exercising and working outside in high heat can also lead to heat illness. Older adults, young children, and those who are sick or overweight are most at risk. Taking certain medicines or drinking alcohol can also raise your risk.
Heat-related illnesses include:
🤒 Heat stroke - a life-threatening illness in which body temperature may rise above 106 °F (41 °C) in minutes. Symptoms include dry skin, a rapid, strong pulse, dizziness, nausea, and confusion. If you see any of these signs, get medical help right away.
🥵 Heat exhaustion - an illness that can happen after several days of exposure to high temperatures and not enough fluids. Symptoms include heavy sweating, rapid breathing, and a fast, weak pulse. If it is not treated, it can turn into heat stroke.
😫 Heat cramps - muscle pains or spasms that happen during heavy exercise. You usually get them in your abdomen, arms, or legs. Stop the activity and rest. Apply ice wrapped in a towel to the cramping area. Drink water.
🔥 Heat rash - skin irritation from excessive sweating. It is more common in young children.
You can lower your risk of heat illness by drinking fluids to prevent dehydration and limiting your time in the heat. ☂️
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#SafetyTipTuesday #hotweathersafety #immelting #staycool
Its the first day of summer and its a HOT one!
☀️ Check on any elderly neighbors that may not have air conditioning. Stay hydrated!
Most heat illnesses happen when you stay out in the heat too long. Exercising and working outside in high heat can also lead to heat illness. Older adults, young children, and those who are sick or overweight are most at risk. Taking certain medicines or drinking alcohol can also raise your risk.
Heat-related illnesses include:
🤒 Heat stroke - a life-threatening illness in which body temperature may rise above 106 °F (41 °C) in minutes. Symptoms include dry skin, a rapid, strong pulse, dizziness, nausea, and confusion. If you see any of these signs, get medical help right away.
🥵 Heat exhaustion - an illness that can happen after several days of exposure to high temperatures and not enough fluids. Symptoms include heavy sweating, rapid breathing, and a fast, weak pulse. If it is not treated, it can turn into heat stroke.
😫 Heat cramps - muscle pains or spasms that happen during heavy exercise. You usually get them in your abdomen, arms, or legs. Stop the activity and rest. Apply ice wrapped in a towel to the cramping area. Drink water.
🔥 Heat rash - skin irritation from excessive sweating. It is more common in young children.
You can lower your risk of heat illness by drinking fluids to prevent dehydration and limiting your time in the heat. ☂️

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My neighbors can't check on their elderly neighbors. We are over in Elkhart Indiana participating in a motorcycle ride to honor a navy vet with cancer and only a few days left.

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