Health Tips for Hot Weather
From the Indiana State Department of Health and the CDC.
Heat Exhaustion: heavy sweating, paleness, tiredness, headache, weakness, dizziness, nausea,
vomiting, fainting.
Heat Stroke: Extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees Fahrenheit), red, hot and dry
skin (no sweating), rapid strong pulse, throbbing headache, dizziness, nausea, confusion,
Heat Stroke: If you observe the symptoms described above, act quickly because they indicate a lifethreatening emergency.
First, call for immediate medical assistance, then:
Get the victim to a shady area.
Cool the victim rapidly, using whatever methods are available. You can apply ice packs on
the neck, face, and armpits; immerse in cool water; or use a garden hose.
Monitor the body temperature; continue cooling efforts.
If emergency medical personnel are delayed, call a hospital emergency room for instructions.
Do not give the victim water to drink; do not give the victim any alcohol.
Heat Exhaustion: Although this is not as serious as heat stroke, seek medical help for severe cases:
Move the victim to a cooler environment.
Loosen clothing.