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Don’t mess with the heat

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The Red Cross gives information about heat ailments on its Web site at www.louisianaredcross.org and is a good resource if you have questions.

Exposure to full sunshine and high humidity can increase what the temperature outside feels like by a full 15 degrees.

What to watch for as signals of heat emergencies:

• Heat exhaustion — cool, moist, pale or flushed skin; heavy sweating; headache, nausea or vomiting; dizziness or exhaustion.
• Heat stroke — hot, red skin; changes in consciousness; rapid, weak pulse and rapid, shallow breathing. Sweat may or may not be present.

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