Sculpt wants to really emphasize that we have heard from many clients experiencing symptoms and how real this heat illness is and how quickly it can happen.
The sun is fun, the heat is a HOT topic and the water is warm but heat illness is NOT fun and can be dangerous.
We have cryotherapy, cryo facials, and hydration infusions to help mild symptoms but the BEST is PREVENTION!
We are running specials for hydration infusions–DON’T DEHYDRATE–PREHYDRATE! WE know the 4th is coming up and if you have plans to be outside and/or work outside then give us a call or book an IV from our website.
An ER visit is WAY more costly!
Rhonda, FNP-C summarized the following heat illness symptoms and prevention tips:
Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke
Signs & symptoms:
- Cool, moist skin with goosebumps when in the heat OR hot, red, dry skin
- Body temperature of 103 or higher
- Heavy sweating
- Weak, rapid pulse OR fast, strong pulse
- Muscle cramps
- Loss of consciousness
What to do:
- Stop all activity & rest
- Move to a cooler place
- Drink cool water or electrolyte drink
- Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that allows sweat to evaporate
- Stay hydrated
- Do not drink alcohol when exposed to hot weather/conditions
- Protect against sunburn
- Know if you take medications that make you susceptible to heat intolerance
- Never leave anyone in a parked car
- Take it easy during the hottest time of the day
OTHER heat-related issues
- Sunburn – red, painful, warm skin, +/- blisters
- Wear sun-protective clothing & SPF – reapply often
- Take a cool bath &/or apply cool cloths
- Consider taking an anti-inflammatory medication such as Advil
- Protect burned areas from further sun exposure until healed
Heat cramps – muscle pain or spasms
- Stop physical activity
- Drink water or a sports/electrolyte drink
- Do not resume physical activity until the cramps stop
- Get medical help if you are on a low sodium diet or have heart problems
- Get medical help if the cramps don’t go away within an hour