Hello! As temperatures across the Southland continue to soar (especially in the Antelope Valley), I thought you might find the attached infographic and below tips useful. Please feel free to use!

Kaiser Permanente physicians are available to give you tips, answer health trending questions and can be available in-studio. Please follow our new Media-Only Twitter Account @KPSCAL_MEDIA  – your brand new source to receive announcements and to schedule interviews with @KPSCAL_MEDIA  physicians and experts. And, you can always email or call me with interview requests: Nicol.C.Gerstein@kp.org; 818-568-9302.

Please use tips on your broadcast/online and attribute to Angeline Ong-Su, MD, Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center and don’t forget to tag @kpscal_media and @kpantelopevalley

Heat Stroke versus Heat Exhaustion

Temperatures are heating up and your body may be unable to properly cool itself, which could lead to a heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Know the Signs and Symptoms.

*Heatstroke can occur when the body reaches a temperature higher than 104 degrees.

Heat Stroke Signs & Symptoms Heat Exhaustion Signs & Symptoms
  • Very High body temperature above 104 degrees
  • Throbbing headache
  • No Sweating
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Vision changes
  • Extreme nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle Cramps and abdominal pains
  • Extremely Tired
  • Fainting

Heat Stroke Tips: Move the person to shaded area or indoors.  Immerse the person in a cold- or ice-water tub, or spray person with cool water and fan them.  Do not give the person oral fluids if confused or altered.  Seek emergency medical care.

Heat Exhaustion Tips: Give cool fluids, apply cool, wet towels or ice packs to neck, forehead, and under arms; have them rest, move to cooled off room and remove some clothing.

Nicol Gerstein
Assistant Director

Kaiser Permanente
Public Affairs & Brand Communications
Antelope Valley Medical Office
615 West Ave, L
Lancaster, CA 93534