Health Professional shares warning signs of heat exhaustion

Heat advisory begins at Noon Saturday
Posted at 9:31 AM, Jul 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-23 11:00:28-04
MILWAUKEE -- The National Weather Service has again issued a heat advisory for most of Southeast Wisconsin. This advisory goes into effect at noon Saturday through 7 p.m. on Sunday.  
Because of this, some people we know may push it too far and threaten their health with possible heat exhaustion or heat stroke. 
Registered Nurse Robin Ihde, an Injury Prevention Coordinator with Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin, joined us live on Daybreak to share the warning signs of each and how to prevent it from happening to someone you know.
Signs of heat exhaustion include:
  • Sweating
  • Weakness
  • Rapid breathing
  • Nausea or vomiting

Treating heat exhaustion:

  • Stop all activities
  • Get someplace cool
  • Drink something cool

Signs of heat stroke:

  • Confusion
  • Dry skin
  • Rapid breathing
  • Headache and dizziness

Treating heat stroke:

  • Get to shady spot
  • Get to hospital or call 911