Now that summer is here and you are out enjoying your summertime activities, make sure to drink plenty of water and know the symptoms of heatstroke!
- high body temperature,
- the absence of sweating, with hot red or flushed dry skin,
- rapid pulse,
- difficulty breathing,
- strange behavior,
- seizure, and/or
If you see someone with these symptons, the first thing to do is call emergency services. Then do whatever you can to cool them off, including moving to a shady area, wet towels or even pour water on them to help with evaporative cooling, and give them water to drink.