The best way to protect them

Many people have circulation problems when it’s hot. In the worst case, it can lead to heat stroke. This is particularly troublesome for the elderly, children, and infants and can be dangerous. What can you do about this? How do you recognize heat stroke? How do you prevent it? We have answers to the most important questions.

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How do I protect my child or my child from the sun and heat?

They love enjoying the sun and splashing in the pool with a big smile on their face – but the heat is also very hard on the kids. If there is a lot of sun, they are quickly at risk of heat stroke, heat stress and heat stroke. For this reason, shaded places should be sought, especially in the middle of the day and in the afternoon.

The general rule is that children No more than half an hour in the hot sun You should play – of course well-greased and with a hood. Best wide brimmed hat. At temperatures above 30 degrees, the baby should only lie in diapers on a blanket in the shade, recommends Professor Jens Muller of the Saarbrücken Clinic in a press release.

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A sun hat is part of children’s essential equipment in summer.

Strollers should not be covered with a cloth

Many parents want to protect their children from direct sunlight and cover the stroller with a piece of cloth. However, scale has the opposite effect, because heat cannot seep out and accumulate inside the stroller. Due to the lack of air circulation, the temperature in the hanging stroller rises faster than without a cloth. While providing sun protection for the stroller, care must be taken to ensure air circulation – eg by using a canopy.

In order to keep the children’s room beautiful and cool, it should be well ventilated at night and early in the morning. If your body temperature rises, wet towels will cool you down. Children should wear air-permeable clothing during the day, preferably made of cotton.

How do I hold my child in the sun and heat?

When you carry your baby or infant outside in strong sunlight, care must be taken to protect them from the sun effectively. Baby skin is still much thinner than adult skin. Skin pigmentation is less noticeable, which means that children’s self-protection from the sun does less work. That’s why it’s important to protect youngsters from UV rays with sunscreen and clothing. Loose and light clothes made of cotton Particularly appropriate.

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If you are carrying your baby in a sling, for example in a sling, make sure your baby is not wrapped too tightly. The sling acts as an additional piece of clothing. It is better to use single-ply ropes made of cotton.

Summer heat tales

On some summer days, the thermometer likes to climb above 30 degrees. Here are some helpful tips for calming down.

Tight textiles make sweating more difficult. Babies then become less able to regulate their body temperature. Can be carried on a stretcher for a long time The temperature is increasing Come. Therefore, check your child’s temperature regularly. A temperature of more than 38.89 degrees is considered a sign of heat stroke and, according to the Professional Association of Pediatricians (BVKJ), requires urgent medical treatment. Read more tips on how to act in case of heat stroke below.

Why do children tolerate heat worse than many adults?

Until puberty, children have the same number of sweat glands as adults, but they produce significantly less sweat and therefore lose less heat through evaporation, BVKJ writes on their website. Advise Dr. Thomas Wendel, a pediatrician in Munich.

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What should kids eat when it’s hot?

When it’s hot, children – like adults – often have a lower appetite. So parents don’t have to worry if their kids eat less. Small pieces of watermelon without seeds or fruit pulp are suitable for young children as a snack. This allows the water balance of the youngsters to be quickly restored.

And of course the important question arises: Can my child eat ice cream? As a rule, Professor D. Jens Muller from the Saarbrücken Clinic is here: a child who is at least ten months old, who knows complementary foods and tolerates milk well, is allowed to lick ice cream from time to time.

Should I give my baby more water when he’s hot if he’s still feeding?

The following applies to adults and children: Drink enough! Water or heavily diluted fruit juices are best. If the baby is still breastfeeding, the baby will want to breastfeed more often. However, additional fluid is not necessary. Muller recommends giving the child water or unsweetened tea only when the child is given complementary food. As a general rule, a child should urinate frequently and as often in fair weather.

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Heat stroke in children: what are its symptoms?

Early signs of a possible temperature rise, according to a pediatrician at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, Dr. Dennis Wu, irritation, hot skin and sweating. In newborns, a wet head or neck can indicate a high temperature.

If young children are sweating, their faces are redder than usual, they have a rash, they breathe rapidly, and their chests feel hot, they may be overheating. another one sign of illnessWhich requires immediate medical attention Fever. A temperature greater than 38.89°C is considered a guideline. Nausea and/or vomiting are other symptoms.

The child has diarrhea – a symptom of heat stroke?

Parents continue to report that their children have watery diarrhea when the temperature is high. However, this does not appear to be due to the heat: pediatrician Dr. Andreas Busse from Ludwigslust at the online children’s forum “All About Babies”.

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Heat stroke in a child: what to do?

“Heatstroke is the most severe form of life-threatening heat exhaustion. In addition to the lack of fluids, there is also a dangerous build-up of heat,” says Professor Holm Schneider, pediatrician at the University Hospital Erlangen in Apotheken Omschau. Call the emergency doctor immediately at 112!

Until his arrival, he provided first aid: “Take off the child’s clothes, put them in the shade and rub the whole body with a damp cloth or cold compresses. The child is only allowed to drink something if he is conscious and does not complain of nausea,” explains Schneider.

Heat rash in infants and young children: What causes it?

Heat rash (miliaria) occurs when the sweat glands become clogged and the sweat on the skin cannot evaporate. Small, milky or red blisters form. These are usually harmless and heal on their own.

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Heat rash can occur in all age groups However, it is more common in infants and young childrenbecause their sweat glands are not fully developed anatomically, which means blockage occurs more easily.

Heat rash in infants and young children: what should I do?

Heat pimples are usually harmless, pimples usually go away on their own, to get rid of them, this can be enough to avoid sweating. try that To keep the skin dry And stay in air-conditioned rooms. If sweating is unavoidable, health insurance company AOK recommends the following in its health journal:

  • Don’t scratch the itchy blisters. This increases the risk of infection.
  • Cold compresses on affected areas of skin may be helpful.
  • Gentle exfoliation can prevent clogging of the sweat glands, for example by removing dead skin cells.

To treat heat rash, it helps too Simple Home Remedy: Apple Cider Vinegar. It has an anti-inflammatory effect and also ensures that pimples heal faster. To do this, mix three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with one liter of water. Apply the liquid to a piece of cloth or cotton and gently wash the blisters with it.

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