Know the signs of heat exhaustion

CHI Health offers tips to stay safe in the heat

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – With summer in full swing, many people are getting outside.

Temperatures this weekend and early next week could reach triple digits.

CHI Health has already seen a number of patients coming into the emergency room with heat-related illnesses.

Dr. Patrick Mulherin, the assistant facility medical director at CHI Health, spoke with Channel 8 about some of the early signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion.

“Some of the early signs that people will experience are headache, they can have nausea, they can start to get irritable, and they can start feeling dizzy,” he said. 

With temperatures on the rise, Mulherin suggests that people practice safe measures to keep them healthy.

“It’s always advisable to try to cool yourself off,” he said. “Go to some shady location, wet yourself down, wet your skin down. Try to get into a breezy area and rehydrate. But if you still don’t feel right or you get dizzy when you stand, you need to go seek medical attention.”

Heat-related illness can happen to anyone, so it’s important to remain cautious when out in the sun for prolonged periods of time.

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