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Heat Illness WATCH for Pocono Residents

East Stroudsburg, PA – High Heat and Humidity can affect anyone during the summer.  Be aware of the most common symptoms and heat related illnesses.

Heat Exhaustion Symptoms and Actions

Heavy Sweating, Paleness, Muscle Cramps, Dry Tongue and Thirst, Tiredness, Dizziness, Weakness, Headache, Nausea or Vomiting, Fainting

Move victim to a cool place and out of the sun.  Remove any extra clothing and give fluids – water or sports drinks to replenish body fluids.  If there is no improvement after an hour, seek medical assistance.

Heat Stroke – Symptoms and Actions      CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY

Body Temp of 103 degrees or higher, Red, Hot, Dry Skin – no sweating, Rapid Heartbeat, Severe Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Confusion, Fainting

With Heat Stroke, the body’s cooling system has been overwhelmed by heat and dehydration, so immediate medical attention is necessary.  While waiting for the ambulance to arrive, get the person to a cool place and out of the sun.  Apply cool sheets or ice packs or place the person in a cool tub of water.  Offer the victim cool water to drink.

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