Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot! The Heated Topic of Heat Exhaustion

Dive into summer with a splash of humor as we talk about the hot topic of heat exhaustion. Don't sweat it; we've got your back with tips and signs to watch out for!

R. Doughty

7/25/20231 min read

woman in blue bralette holding sunglasses putting on her eyes
woman in blue bralette holding sunglasses putting on her eyes

Heat got your tongue? And your energy, motivation, and general joie de vivre? Welcome to summer, where temperatures soar as high as our ice-cream bills. But when does 'hot' get too 'hot to handle'? Let's explore the sizzling subject of heat exhaustion.

Now, heat exhaustion isn't just about swapping your long pants for shorts or deciding between mojito or margarita. It's a real condition that can leave you feeling like a melted popsicle on a scorching sidewalk.

Symptoms include heavy sweating, rapid pulse, dizziness, fatigue, cool, moist skin with goosebumps even in the heat, and nausea. If it's 100 degrees outside and you're looking paler than a vampire on a beach vacation, you might be dealing with heat exhaustion.

What to do? First, cancel your audition for the next season of "Survivor." Then, try these:

Drink fluids. Water is your best friend. Coffee, not so much. Sorry, latte lovers!

Rest in a cool place. Aim for somewhere chillier than a desert in mid-July.

Try cool showers or ice packs. You might feel like a human hot dog, but avoid actual grilling.

Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - or in summer terms, an SPF of prevention is worth a gallon of aloe vera gel!

Stay cool, everyone!