Heat-Related Health Problems

Even short periods of high temperatures can cause serious health problems. During hot weather health emergencies, keep informed by listening to local weather and news channels or contact local health departments for health and safety updates. Doing too much on a hot day, spending too much time in the sun or staying too long in an overheated place can cause heat-related illnesses. Know the symptoms of heat disorders and overexposure to the sun, and be ready to give first aid treatment.

The below information was adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Temperature Gauge Registering a Hot Temperature
  1. Heat Cramps

    Heat cramps usually affect people who sweat a lot during strenuous activity.

  2. Heat Exhaustion

    Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids.

  3. Heat Rash

    Heat rash is a skin irritation caused by excessive sweating during hot, humid weather.

  1. Heat Stroke

    See how to deal with heat stroke.

  2. Sunburn

    Sunburns can be painful and cause health problems. Find out how to avoid them and how to treat them if you get one.