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Excessive Heat Threat
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Sunburn
Symptoms

Redness and pain. In severe cases swelling of skin blisters, fever,  headaches.

First Aid

Take a shower, using soap, to remove oils that may block pores preventing the body from cooling naturally. If blisters occur, apply dry, sterile dressings and get medical attention.

Heat Cramps
Symptoms

Painful spasms usually in muscles of legs and abdomen possible heavy sweating.
First Aid

Firm pressure on cramping muscles or gentle massage to relieve spasms. Give sips of water. If nausea occurs, discontinue.
Heat Exhaustion
Symptoms

Heavy sweating weakness skin cold pale and clammy, normal body temperature possible fainting and
sweating.
First Aid

Lie victim down in a cool place and loosen clothing.  Apply cool, wet cloths. Fan or move victim to air-conditioned place. Give sips of water. If nausea occurs, discontinue. If vomiting occurs, seek immediate medical attention.
Heat Stroke
Symptoms

High body temperature (106 F or higher) Hot dry skin. Rapid and strong pulse. Possible unconsciousness.
First Aid

Heat stroke is a severe medical emergency. Use extreme caution. Call 9-1-1 or get the victim to a hospital immediately. Delay can be fatal. Remove clothing and move victim to a cooler environment.  Use fans and/or air conditioners.  Try a cool bath or sponging to reduce body temperature.  DO NOT GIVE FLUIDS.