CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - With temperatures expected to feel like 100 degrees on Monday, the risk for heat-related illnesses increases.
Prolonged exposure outdoors and physical exertion could lead to either heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Signs of heat exhaustion:
- Faint or dizzy
- Excessive sweating
- Cool, pale, clammy skin, Nausea or vomiting
- Rapid, weak pulse
- Muscle cramps
If signs of heat exhaustion are displayed, the affected individual should seek a cool, air conditioned place and drink water if possible. Taking a shower or using a cold compress is also an option.
Signs of heat stroke:
- Throbbing headache
- No sweating
- Body temperature above 103 degrees
- Red, hot, dry skin
- Nausea or vomiting
- Rapid, strong pulse
- May lose consciousness
If signs of heat stroke are evident, call 911 immediately and take immediate action to cool the person until help arrives.