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Heat Exhaustion

 

During the hot summer months a child may develop heat exhaustion if he plays about in the sun for a long time.
The child sweats more, which results in the loss of body fluid and salts.
The child complains of headache, weakness and ,dizziness, and may vomit.
Skin is cool and wet with sweat and it may not be possible to assess his body temperature.
The child should be made to lie down in a cool place under the fan and given plenty of fluids.
Some salt is also necessary because the child has lost a lot of it.
A lemon drink with salt and sugar is very pleasant, and should be given frequently.

 


 
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