Heat-related illness

CHENANGO COUNTY – With warm weather in the forecast many will be rejoicing and partaking in many fun summer outdoor activities, but with that in mind the Chenango County Public Health Department wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable summer.

To refresh the public of heat-related illnesses, county officials remind that as the temperature rises it's important to listen to one's body cues to prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion can include any combination of muscle cramping, heavy sweating, weakness, cold and pale clammy skin, a fast and weak pulse, nausea and fainting fainting.

For those who experience any of these symptoms there are a few things that you can do to help relieve the symptoms.

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