Beware of heat stroke while having fun in the sun


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The heat is on and it can get dangerous.

Newschannel 3’s Jessica Wheeler reports on some ways to stay safe while you're having fun in the sun.

It is already warm outside and lot of people will be out at pools and beaches trying to stay cool.

Doctors say these long stretches of very warm weather can become dangerous, as the temperature creep into the upper 80's and lower 90's. Doctors said there should be a time limit outdoors in the heat and find a place with air conditioning to take breaks.

Dr. Alison Marciniak, Sparrow Hospital, said, “If a person is in the heat too long, they may experience excessive sweating, they can get muscle cramping, they can feel faint.”

Dress for the weather. Light, loose layers and hats are ideal.

Staying hydrated and paying attention to what your body is telling you are other ways to avoid heat stroke.

Marciniak said, “People aren't dressing correctly for the weather um they may not be taking in enough fluids."

ER doctors said you can use cold towels and ice on pressure points to quickly cool yourself off, but it's best to limit your heat exposure all together to avoid getting overheated.

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