Signs of Heat Exhaustion

As summer continues and temperatures rise, so does the risk of heat exhaustion.  Heat can be deadly, particularly for children, older adults, outdoor workers, athletes and people with chronic conditions. It is important for you to know the signs of heat exhaustion before it is too late.

  1. Dark urine
  2. Vomiting
  3. Lightheadedness
  4. Dizziness
  5. Nausea
  6. Fainting
  7. Pale / clammy skin

If you or someone around you starts to show symptoms of heat exhaustion, here is what you should do:

  • Move to a cool, shaded area
  • Lift legs about 7 inches if the person is lightheaded
  • Loosen and remove heavy clothes
  • Find cool drinking water (do not chug)
  • Call 911 if exhaustion does not resolve in a few minutes

The goal is to reduce the core body temperature as quickly as possible of the person exhibiting these symptoms.