(WEAU) - Local hospitals are starting to see bouts of heat related illness.
Mayo Clinic Health System says it's seen a confirmed case of heat exhaustion and a dehydration case could also be heat related. Doctors say the symptoms of heat exhaustion include fatigue, cramps, confusion, and even fainting.
Doctors say if you spend extended periods outside, you should eat and drink fluids regularly, wear light clothes and avoid sunlight. There are also ways to stay cool if you're inside without air conditioning.
Dr. Paul Horvath suggested you “Try to get a fan or get some ventilation in the area you're staying in, if you can get to an area that's cool like a shopping mall or a local business, that’s great take advantage of their AC system."
He says people who suffer a heat related illness are more vulnerable to them in the future.