ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — With rising temperatures and humidity in the stateline area, experts are offering tips to stay safe, and staying hydrated is the number one priority.
Clammy skin and confusion are indicators you may be experiencing heat exhaustion.
Dr. Saman Razzak from Mercyhealth says to never underestimate the importance of good ventilation.
“Definitely have lots of fans,” he said. “One thing that humidity does is that it keeps the air moist, and when we sweat, the way we keep cool is when the sweat evaporates with a cool breeze and humidity prevents that.”
Wearing loose clothing, hats and sunscreen are always recommended to prevent sunburn.
Dr. Razzak also says it’s especially important for elderly and young children to stay in cool areas.