Treating Symptoms

  1. Low body temperature

  • Remove person from any direct light and heat – bring person to cool area
  • Fan person if a cool room is not available
  • Cool person with cold water – provide shower, bath, sponge bath and hose to help reduce heat
  1. Provide re-hydration

  • Re-hydrate person with beverages which are non-alcoholic and non-caffeinated as long is the person is conscious and alert
  1. Make sure person rests

  • If person is experiencing a mild head give over-the-counter acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • For the remainder of the day have person avoid physical activities

Call Doctor

Heat exhaustion can develop into a heat stroke

  • Person is experiencing nausea or vomiting
  • Symptoms worsen or last longer than an hour

Call 911

  • Has high body temperature, is unconscious or disoriented
  • High or low blood pressure with very high and weak pulse rate and rapid shallow breathing
  • Hyperventilating with warm dry skin and elevated or lowered blood pressure
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