Healthy in the Heat: A guide to coping with hot weather and heatwaves
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Coping and staying healthy in hot weather and heatwaves including heat related conditions, tips, emergency treatment and recovery
Babies and young children are very sensitive to hot weather, so it is important to watch them closely and stop them from getting dehydrated or too hot. If you think your child is unwell due to hot weather, seek medical attention.
Follow these tips if you have babies and/or young children:
Children and teenagers can get hotter more quickly than adults and are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness.
Prior to puberty, they sweat less than adults which makes it harder for them to cool off.
Acne mediations may cause sun sensitivity, so talk with your child’s General Practitioner about medications and hot weather.
Follow these tips if you have children and/or teenagers: