Emergency Medicine Clinical Associate Professor Todd Thoma, MD, spoke to KSLA News 12 about how to stay safe in the heat and recognize the warning signs of heat illness.
Heat exhaustion produces flu-like symptoms and occurs when people spend time in the sun not properly hydrated. Heat stroke is a true emergency. To prevent heat illnesses in high temperatures, only go outside during the early morning or evening hours and drink lots of water. Wear light, white colored clothing if you do spend time outdoors in the middle of the day.