Keep your cool

Avoid heat-related illness in triple-digit temps

Temperatures this week climbed back into the triple digits. When it gets that hot—and stays that way—people can fall victim to heat-related illnesses like rashes, cramps, edema, exhaustion, hyperventilation and heat stroke. Avoid these side effects, especially if you’re out in the sun most of the day, by following these steps:

• Take cool showers

• Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight

• Wear light-colored clothing, and sunscreen

• Drink more water than usual

• Take refuge in air-conditioned areas

• Check on the vulnerable

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention