North Carolina health officials are urging simple steps to prevent a trip to the emergency room during the high temperatures across North Carolina this week.
Acting State Health Director Robin Gary Cummings said those steps include drinking plenty of water or juice to avoid dehydration and, if possible, limiting time outdoors, especially in the afternoon when the sun and temperatures are at their peak.
With many summer camps still in session, children should be closely monitored for signs of heat stress, including:
- Muscle cramps
- Fatigue, weakness
- Dizziness, fainting
- Nausea or vomiting