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Hot Days Ahead: Expert Tells How To Prevent, Treat Heat Exhaustion And Heat Stroke

[1]Northwest Iowa — With the mercury expected to reach the centruy mark on Sunday and Monday, and heat index values forecasted in the 100s, according to the National Weather Service, now might be a good time to brush up on those heat illness tips.

According to Sanford Sheldon Nurse Practitioner Michael Grevengoed, overheating or heat exhaustion is a serious issue.

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But, he says heatSTROKE is an emergency.

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He tells us how to know the difference.

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If that’s the case, Grevengoed says you should call 911 and get them to an emergency room as soon as possible.

He tells us what to do if you notice someone has had too much of the heat.

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Grevengoed says heat exhaustion and heat stroke are preventable. Just take it easy and drink enough water.

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Experts say if you don’t have air conditioning at home or it’s broken or not keeping it cool enough, you can go to an emergency room or clinic and tell them what’s going on. Also, you can spend time in an air-conditioned store, mall, theater, museum, or somewhere else with air conditioning. Experts also say to be aware that opening the windows when it’s so humid outside may actually make indoor conditions worse in a non-air-conditioned home rather than better.