Exceedingly high temperatures and humidity can lead to a condition called hyperthermia. When
your body temperature rises above its normal 98.6° for more than a few hours, you may be experiencing hyperthermia. The most extreme form of this condition is called heat stroke (body temperature above 105°). Heat exhaustion is a less severe form of hyperthermia. If you or a loved one experiences any of the following symptoms, get to a cooler place as soon as possible.
Symptoms of heat stroke:
Symptoms of heat exhaustion:
- Muscle cramps
- Muscle spasms
- Heat rash
Make sure to seek emergency medical attention if symptoms persist.