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Health Information For Parents
Heat exhaustion starts slowly, but if it’s not quickly treated it can progress to heatstroke. In heatstroke, a person’s temperature reaches 105°F (40.5°C) or higher. Heatstroke requires immediate emergency medical care and can be life-threatening.
If your child has symptoms of heatstroke, get emergency medical care immediately.
For cases of heat exhaustion or while awaiting help for a child with possible heatstroke:
Super hot in summer? Then watch out for this.
Want to avoid summer hazards so you can focus on the fun? This center offers tips for teens.
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.
By teaching kids how to enjoy fun in the sun safely, parents can reduce their risk for developing skin cancer.
Sometimes kids lose fluids and salts through fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or sweating. Here are some tips on preventing or treating dehydration.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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