North Country extreme heat: Watch for signs of a heat stroke

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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) — As the North Country continues to endure sweltering heat, local residents are urged to know the signs of heat-related illnesses. This includes both heat exhaustion and a heat stroke.

Both illnesses may result in nausea , but below are specific signs of each:

Heat exhaustion:

  • Faint or dizzy
  • Excessive sweating
  • Cool, pale, clammy skin
  • Rapid, weak pulse
  • Muscle cramps

Heat stroke

  • Throbbing headache
  • No sweating
  • Red, hot, dry skin
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • Loss of consciousness.

Health experts advise that if you believe you are suffering from heat exhaustion to get to a cool, air conditioned place, drink water, take a cool shower and use a cold compress.

If you believe you are suffering from a heat stroke, call 911 immediately.

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