Beat the Heat

The temperature is heating up out there – and we’ve got tips to keep you from losing your cool.

 When enjoying the summer sun it’s important to recognize the symptoms of possible heat stroke.

“Some of the symptoms you should look out for first of all to identify heatstroke include are confusion, head ache, rapid heart beat, lack of sweating – those are really horrible symptoms to develop and they can be signs and symptoms of heat stroke,” said Dr. Daryl Wilson a Physician at Edward Hospital.

To keep your cool when things heat up, Dr. Wilson suggests a few things to keep in mind.

“The key things are limiting your activity – don’t go out if it’s really hot and if you work in the heat limit your time out there. Wearing loose fitting clothes and light in color to make sure you keep your heat under control. Drink a lot of fluids to keep yourself well hydrated and really just try and find ways to cool off – get into a cool area when the weather is extremely high like this,” said Wilson.

There are also a few things to steer clear of.

“Avoiding certain things like alcohol and caffeinated beverages, I know it’s hot and we like to go enjoy drinks out on the patio but just be cautious,” Wilson said.

Naperville News 17’s Natalie Vitale Reports.

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