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Health Information For Parents
Dehydration can happen if kids aren’t drinking enough liquids. They also can get dehydrated if they lose fluids through vomiting, diarrhea, or both.
Mild dehydration often can be treated at home. If your child has diarrhea but no vomiting, continue feeding a normal diet. If your child is vomiting, stop milk products and solid foods, and:
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Keep the fun in summer by keeping your child safe in the sun, the water, and the great outdoors.
Dehydration is when the amount of water in the body has dropped too low. Read about what causes dehydration, what it does to your body, and how to prevent it.
Our bodies need water to work properly. Find out more in this article for kids.
It’s fun to be outside on a hot, sunny day. But too much sun and heat can make you feel terrible. Find out how to stay safe in this article for kids.
Active kids can be at risk for heat illness, which can result in heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heatstroke. Learn how to prevent and treat heat illness.
In hot weather, a child’s internal temperature can rise and cause heat exhaustion, which can progress to heatstroke if not treated quickly.
By teaching kids how to enjoy fun in the sun safely, parents can reduce their risk for developing skin cancer.
Everybody sweats. Find out why perspiration happens in this article for kids.
Sometimes kids lose fluids and salts through fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or sweating. Here are some tips on preventing or treating dehydration.
Most kids battle diarrhea from time to time, so it’s importantÂ to know what to do to relieve and even prevent it.
Most vomiting is caused by gastroenteritis, and usually isn’t serious. These home-care tips can help prevent dehydration.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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