Identifying and Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses
North Carolina is hot and humid in the summertime. And while we love seeing kids outside playing as much as possible, extreme temperatures put them at risk of heat-related illnesses. From heat stroke and heat exhaustion to sunburns and heat rashes, it is important for parents and caregivers to know how to prevent heat-related illnesses and identify them should they occur.
Heat-related illnesses can be quite common during the summer months. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists the following as heat-related illnesses. We’ve provided a list of their symptoms and how they should be treated.
Please remember that medical help should be sought if symptoms worsen, last longer than one hour, or are vomiting. As always, please contact our office with any questions or concerns you might have about heat-related illnesses. Our pediatric team is here to help keep your child safe and healthy.