A woman sits by the fountains in Trafalgar Square, central London, as Britons are set to experience the hottest UK day on record as temperatures are predicted to hit 40C. Picture date: Tuesday July 19, 2022. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
CNN reporter shares 5 tips to stay cool in extreme temperatures
01:30 - Source: CNN
CNN  — 

Heat-related sickness is top of mind today for many people around the world not used to coping with extreme heat. When the body’s temperature rises faster than it can cool itself, damage to the brain and other vital organs can occur – even death.

Here are the key signs of heatstroke and other heat illness and how to respond. We have also included tips on how to prevent becoming ill in the first place.

Heat rash symptoms and how to treat

Excessive sweating can create an irritating heat rash on the skin that often appears as reddish clusters of pimples or small blisters, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The rash is typically found on the upper chest and neck, under the breasts and in the groin area, and in elbow creases, the CDC said.