Beware of children who are sick

Beware of children who are sick

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We live in hard times. The sun strikes us all, but there are certain categories of people, such as children or the elderly, who are more vulnerable to the effects of heat stroke.

But if adults can say they feel bad, children should recognize the signs announcing the sun, the most frequent and dangerous effect of the sun on children.


The heat exposes babies and young children to the risk of rapid onset of sunstroke and dehydration, both because of the inability to adapt their fragile body to the sun, and because they cannot hydrate without the help of another person. So it is up to the parents to make them drink regular water and fresh juices, even if they say they are not thirsty.

And that's because, at the time of the thirst sensation, they have already lost a kilogram of body fluid and salts through perspiration. In addition, spray them often on the body with water, using a sprayer.

July 25, 2007

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