EAST OKLAHOMA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS
With temperatures rising this summer, it’s important to know the risks of heat-related illness and tips to staying cool. If you must go outside, dress properly and take breaks often.
Heat stroke is a medical emergency. If someone is experiencing symptoms, call 911 right away, move them to a cooler place and help lower their body temperature with cool cloths or a cool bath. Do not give them anything to drink until their temperature lowers. More tips to beat heat stress are: – Drink plenty of water. – Check on friends and neighbors at high risk for heat-related illness. – Find air-conditioned places to cool off, like shopping malls and libraries. – Never leave kids or pets in a closed, parked vehicle.
– Dress in lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing. – Limit time outdoors. Take breaks often.