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B. Apply cool, wet cloths (or cool water directly) to the person’s neck, groin, and armpits. In addition, make sure to have the person lie down in a cool place and raise their feet about 12 inches. If they are alert, give them a beverage to sip on or make a salted drink by adding a teaspoon of salt per quart of water. If they have muscle cramps, also massage muscles gently but firmly until they relax. If they show signs of shock (bluish lips and fingernails and decreased alertness), start having seizures or lose consciousness, call 911 and give first aid as needed.

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