Mayo Springfield

Parade and festival season is here in Minnesota. Mayo Clinic in Springfield is offering the public some tips on how to avoid heat exhaustion or heatstroke this summer. Valerie Folkens, a Nurse Practitioner in Springfield said that heatstroke is predictable and preventable, people can wear lightweight, loose fitting clothing, wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water, take extra precautions with certain medications, never leave anyone in a parked car, take it easy during the hottest parts of the day, and be cautious if you’re at increased risk. You should seek medical treatment if you have a high body temperature, altered mental state or behavior, alteration in sweating, nausea and vomiting, flushed skin, rapid breathing, racing heartbeat, or a headache.

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