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Child diseases and conditions



Heat stroke


A sudden rise of body temperature to 106F or above is another way by which the heat may affect a child.
Another way in which the heat may affect a child is by a sudden rise of body temperature to or above. The child may become delirious and get a convulsion. Every effort should be made to bring the temperature down. He should be wrapped in a wet sheet and given plenty of fluids to drink. Aspirin or paracetamol should be given to bring down the temperature, half a tablet for a child of 2 to 3 years and 1 tablet after that. A doctor should be consulted as soon as possible, or the child taken to hospital.
The child should not play in the sun for long periods, but that does not mean that you should not let him go out in the sun at all. Over-clothing should be avoided. The child should have plenty of water, a lemon drink, or fruit juice.


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