In light of the hot and humid temperatures that are expected to hit the greater Dayton area in the next few days, Kettering Health Network ER doctors urge you to take precautions against the heat.
Everyone is at risk when temperatures rise above 90 degrees but the elderly and the very young are most susceptible to heat and heat-related illnesses. Heat-related illnesses can cause serious injury and even death if unattended. Signs of heat-related illnesses include nausea, dizziness, flushed or pale skin, heavy sweating and headaches. Persons affected by heat-related illness should be moved to a cool place, given cool water to drink and ice packs or cool wet cloths should be applied to the skin. If a person refuses water, vomits or loses consciousness, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number immediately.
Kettering Health Network ER doctors urge you to be careful when playing and working outside in extreme heat to avoid injuries and life-threatening illnesses.