BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Hot summer days are returning and so are outdoor seasonal events like festivals and outdoor concerts. Make sure you’re taking care of yourself and others while having fun in the heat.

According to the CDC, an average of 9,235 people are hospitalized and an average of 702 die due to heat-related illness every year.

The CDC outlines types of heat-related illnesses and what to do in the event of one.

Heat Stroke

Symptoms:

  • High body temperature (103 degrees Fahrenheit or higher)
  • Hot, red, dry or damp skin
  • Fast, strong pulse
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Losing consciousness (passing out)

Action to take:

  • Call 911
  • Move to a cooler place
  • Lower temperature with cool cloths or bath
  • Do not drink anything

Heat Exhaustion

Symptoms:

  • Heavy sweating
  • Cold, pale, and clammy skin
  • Fast, weak pulse
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Muscle cramps
  • Tiredness or weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Fainting (passing out)

Action to take:

  • Move to a cooler place
  • Loosen clothes
  • Put cool, wet cloths on body or take a cool bath
  • Sip water
  • Medical help is necessary if vomiting, symptoms get worse of symptoms last over an hour

Heat Cramps

Symptoms:

  • Heavy sweating during exercise
  • Muscle pain or spasms

Action to take:

  • Stop physical activity and move to a cool place
  • Drink water or sports drink
  • Wait for cramps to go away before doing any more physical activity
  • Medical help is necessary if cramps last over an hour, you’re on a low-sodium diet, or you have heart problems

Sunburn

Symptoms:

  • Painful, red and warm skin
  • Blisters on the skin

Action to take:

  • Stay out of the sun until suburn heals
  • Put cool cloths on sunburned areas or take a cool bath
  • Put moisturizing lotion on sunburned areas
  • Don’t break blisters

Heat Rash

Symptoms:

  • Red clusters of small blisters

Action to take:

  • Stay in a cool, dry place
  • Keep rash dry
  • Use powder (such as baby powder) to soothe rash