The Interior Health Authority out with a warning as Kamloops goes through a heat wave this week.
IHA Medical Health Officer Dr. Sue Pollock says there are four segments of the population vulnerable during high temperatures.
She says that includes infants up to four years of age, seniors over the age of 65, healthy people who work outdoors and those with chronic diseases.
“Fortunately most heat related illness is very mild and can be treated at home. However as it progresses if an individual stays in a hot environment it can become more severe. So home treatment for heat related illness in the mildest form may include moving to a cooler environment drinking plenty of cool non-alcohol fluids, resting, taking a cool shower or bath.”
Dr. Pollock says there are a number of symptoms associated with heat stroke, including sweating profusely.