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Heat and health: Here’s what to watch for when temperatures climb
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Heat and health: Here’s what to watch for when temperatures climb

During periods of high temperatures, heat-related illness is at the forefront of public-health outreach. The Deschutes County Health Service wants people to know what to look out for.Officials said heavy sweating, weakness, weak pulse, cold and clammy skin, fainting, and vomiting are signs of heat exhaustion.A National Weather Service map showing extreme heat forecast the week of July 26, 2022, in the Pacific Northwest.Photo of National Weather Service map / OPBThe best course of action is to get a person experiencing these symptoms to a cooler environment and apply wet cloths to the skin and have them sip water. If persistent vomiting occurs, seek medical attention.Symptoms of more serious heat stroke include:high body temperature,red, dry or moist skin,a rapid and strong pulse,and unc...