Who's most at risk?
Extra precautions should be taken with children and teens at increased risk of suffering a heat-related illness. This includes athletes who:
- Aren't used to exercising in a hot environment
- Are recovering from a recent illness, especially one involving vomiting, diarrhea and/or fever
- Take medications such as diuretics, ADHD medicines, anticholinergics and caffeine
- Have history of heat-related illness