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Joe's Viewpoint: Heat Safety

Joe Sciortino Joe Sciortino
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

With all of the hot weather we have been experiencing lately, it is probably a good time to remind everyone about heat-related illnesses like heat stroke. The risk for heat stroke is greatest when the heat index is high like we have seen recently in south Mississippi. Possible symptoms of heat stroke could include headache, dizziness, lack of sweating, red, hot and dry skin, nausea and vomiting, rapid heartbeat, shallow breathing and fainting. Most importantly, heat stroke is considered a medical emergency. If you or someone you know suspects that heat stroke is a possibility seek immediate medical attention. If you must be outdoors in the heat, wear light-weight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a hat. To avoid dehydration, drink extra fluids. You might consider shifting your outdoor activities to early morning or late evening. Stay cool and safe and have a great weekend.

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