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The Six Warning Signs of Heat Exhaustion

Summertime in Connecticut can have long heatwaves of what weather forecasters call “The Three H’s”, which are Hazy, Hot, and Humid conditions. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are serious conditions, but you can keep yourself and others safe by watching for these warning signs.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, muscle cramping might be the first sign of heat-related illness and may lead to heat exhaustion or stroke. Other signs of heat exhaustion include…

Heat Related Illnesses Chart

If someone is experiencing these warning signs, the first step is to move to a cooler location. They should lie down, and sip water. If available, apply cool wet cloths to as much of the body as possible. If the person vomited or is continuing to vomit, seek immediate medical attention.

The CarterCares team and the entire staff of Carter Mario Law Firm hope you and your family enjoy summer activities safely.