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Heat Illness - What you Should Know

Symptoms of Heat Illness

  • Pale, cool, moist skin
  • Heavy sweating
  • Muscle cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fever, particularly 40C (104F) or more
  • Red, hot, dry skin (no sweating)


Stay Cool to Prevent Heat Illness

  • Never leave a child alone in a hot car, even for a few minutes 
  • Drink plenty of fluids, even before you feel thirsty
  • Limit outdoor activities between 10AM and 2PM
  • Avoid tiring work or exercise in hot, humid environments
  • Rest often in shady areas or seek air-conditioned spaces
  • Wear lightweight, light-coloured, loose-fitting clothes and a wide-brimmed hat