Las Vegas Google Searches For ‘Heat Stroke’ Hit All-Time High
According to Google Trends, searches for “heat wave,” “heat stroke,” and “air conditioning” are at an all-time high.
The historic heat wave in Las Vegas, and throughout the country, is causing a historic amount of googling. “Heat stroke” has been googled more than ever. But what exactly is heat stroke? That’s the #1 question we’re asking about.
Here are the top five heat related questions you’ve been googling:
1. “What is heat stroke?” Heat stroke is when your core body temp is 104 or higher. It’s not really a “stroke,” but it can cause headaches, confusion, slurred speech, seizures, and yes, even kill you. When it’s less severe, it’s called “heat exhaustion.”
2. “How long does heat exhaustion last?” It can actually take a few days until you feel back to normal. But you can still be sensitive to hot weather for a week or more. Heat stroke usually requires a hospital stay, and can take up to a YEAR to fully recover.
3. “What are the first signs of heat exhaustion?” Heavy sweating, a racing hear, cramping, headache, dizziness, feeling fain, and being tired or weak in general.
4. “What to do for heat exhaustion?” Get out of the heat and find some A/C. Also, drink fluids, take a cool bath, loosen your clothes, or drench them in water. Call 911 if your symptoms get worse or last more than an hour.
5. “What does heat stroke feel like?” Not good. People tend to feel confused, and might even become aggressive or combative.
When it’s bad enough to be heat stroke, you’re NOT supposed to give them water. It won’t do much at that point, and they could inhale it into their lungs by mistake. If they’re low on electrolytes, water could actually make things worse. Instead, call 911 immediately. And do other things to cool them down, like putting cold towels all over them.
Oh, and don’t forget , the inside of your car gets deadly hot in Las Vegas. A study found that after an hour parked in the sun on a mere 100-degree day, the average steering wheel temperature was 127 degrees, and the average dashboard got up to 157. So NO kids, and NO pets left in your car!
More on this, and other interesting stuff in The Mike and Carla Morning Show “Things You Should Know.”