Be aware of these common symtoms and treatments:
Recognizing Heat Rash- Heat Rash looks like a red cluster of pimples or small blisters. It is more likely to occur on the neck and upper chest, in the groin, under breats and in elbow creases. Best treatment is to provide cooler, less humid environment. Keep affected area dry. Dusting powder may be used to increase comfort. Treating heat rash is simple and usually does not require medical assistance. Other heat-related problems can be more sever.
Sunburn- consult a doctor if the sunburn affects an infant younger than 1 year of age or if these symtoms are present: fever, fluid filled blisters, severe pain. When treating general sunburn avoid repeated sun exposure, apply cold compresses or immerse the sunburned area in cool water, apply moisturizing lotion (don't use salve, butter, or ointment), and do not break blisters.
Heat Cramps- usually affect those who sweat a lot during strenuous activity. Heat cramps can also be a symptom of heat exhaustion. Heat cramps are muscle pains or spasms usually in the abdomen, arms or legs. If you have heart problems or are on a low sodium diet, get medical attention for heat cramps. If medical attention is not necessary, take steps to stop activity and sit in a cool place, and drink clear juice or a sports beverage.