Staying Cool

Very hot temperatures and high humidity increase the possibility of heat related illnesses. Dr. Sherri Dobner, an emergency room doctor at Mercy Hospital Carthage, tells NewsTalk KZRG what she’s been seeing lately.

“I’ve started to see people coming in feeling dehydrated, weak, looking pale, feeling lethargic, tired.”

Dobner says those are the early signs of a heat related illness. Her advice is to drink lots of water, take frequent breaks, stay in the shade..and eat saltine crackers, to replace any salt you lose from sweating. She adds the elderly and children are at greater risk for heat related illnesses during times of high heat and humidity.