Despite the crazy weather and temperatures we have been experiencing, summer will eventually arrive, and with it continued hot weather. Instead of being in school, children will be home, and hopefully enjoying summertime activities. Summertime can also put children at an increased risk of injury or other health complications. The following safety tips were found at Bayada Home Health Care and the May Institute websites:
Keep children properly hydrated and cool. Some children with special needs may be more susceptible to serious heat-related conditions, including heat stroke. Certain medications can cause dryness in the mouth, increased sensitivity to the sun, and even impair the body’s ability to regulate temperature or perspiration. Some neurologically impaired children cannot tolerate prolonged exposure to higher temperatures without significant effect on their core body temperature. Avoid outdoor activities during the heat of day if your child has suc...
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