Know the Warning Signs of Heat Stroke vs. Heat Exhaustion

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS-- Chief Meteorologist JC Fultz says temperatures are forecast to reach into the middle 90s this weekend, with heat index values topping out near 100. Heat can be deadly with you don't take the proper precautions. It's important to hydrate before you head outdoors and continue to hydrate while outdoors.

 You need to know the warning signs your body is giving you when it comes to heat exhaustion vs heat stroke. 

Heat Exhaustion Signs:

Faint/Dizzy

Excessive Sweating

Cool, Pale, Clammy Skin

Nausea or Vomiting

Rapid/Weak Pulse

Muscle Cramps

What to do:

-Get to cooler, air conditioned place quickly

-Drink water if conscious

-Take cool shower or use cold compresses

Heat Stroke Signs: 

Throbbing headache

No Sweating

Body Temperature above 103

Red, hot, dry skin

Nausea or Vomiting

Rapid/Strong Pulse

May lose consciousness

What to do: 

-CALL 911!!!!

-Take immediate action to cool the person until help arrives

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