What to Do If You’re Suffering from Heat Stroke, Exhaustion

It’s the middle of summer and it’s hot in San Diego. When a heat wave hits, County health officials encourage San Diegans to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.

They recommend drinking plenty of water, staying indoors in an air-conditioned room and avoiding hard work or activities outside during the hottest part of the day.

If you don’t or can’t stay indoors, you run the risk of heat stroke or heat exhaustion. The above video shows you the symptoms for both and what do to when someone is experiencing heat stress.

James Kecskes is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.