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Tips for staying healthy in triple digit temps

As temperatures hit triple digits, here are a few health tips to keep in mind.

According to A-J Media archives, Dr. Franklin Babb, with Texas Tech’s Health Sciences Center in the Department of Family Medicine, said it’s important to know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

He said symptoms for both can include profuse sweating, feeling weak or confused, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headaches, racing heartbeat, dark-colored urine, diarrhea, hot skin, passing out and hallucinations. And symptoms vary slightly in children.

Dr. Ron Skaria, a pediatric emergency room doctor with a specialty in primary care sports medicine with Covenant Health, said staying adequately hydrated can help keep you safe in the heat, according to A-J Media archives.

Limiting time spent in direct sunlight, particularly between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. can help too, he said.

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