Warning signs of heat stroke to look for as temperatures climb

Updated: Jun. 25, 2018 at 5:06 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama heat can be dangerous, even deadly. It's important to pay attention to your body when out in the heat.

The Alabama Department of Health says the warning signs of a heat stroke include:

  • extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees F)
  • Red, hot and dry skin (no sweating)
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • Throbbing headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Unconsciousness

[MORE: Alabama Department of Public Health's tips to beat the heat]

If you think someone is suffering from a heat stroke, call 911. The health department also advises taking steps to immediately cool down the victim.

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