Beat the heat !!!

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – It’s going to be a very hot weekend, but that doesn't stop many from getting outside.

• If you do head out have plenty of water.
• Seek shade and apply sunscreen frequently.
• Take breaks from the heat throughout the day as well.

If your precautions aren't enough, or you're with someone who starts to feel sick.

RECOGNIZING HEAT STROKE
Seek medical assistance immediately for:
- throbbing headache/muscle
weakness, cramps
- lack of sweating despite heat
- fainting, nausea, vomiting
- rapid heartbeat, shallow breathing
- confusion, disorientation,
staggering

You'll want to get medical help for throbbing headaches, muscle cramps or weakness.
If you're not sweating, despite the heat that's another sign.

Here's how to cool someone down fast, pour water on them. Then fan them to help bring down their temperature. Apply an ice pack to areas where blood vessels are closest to the skin, or submerge them in cool water.


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