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Children are more vulnerable to the diseases of summer

According to expert, two episodes of vomiting or diarrhea, for example, are sufficient to cause dehydration in children

 
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Children are more vulnerable to the diseases of summer, usually represented by gastrointestinal symptoms than adults and deserve increased attention in this era of higher temperatures. The evaluation is from pediatrician and member of the Federal Council of Medicine, Luiz Carlos Beirut.

He explained in an interview to Brazil, where two episodes of vomiting or diarrhea, for example, are sufficient to cause dehydration in children. That's because the body needs them more water than adults to work. Fever, according to the doctor, is also a sign of danger, as it also leads to water loss through sweating.

Parents should be alert to signs such as loss of luster of the eyes, a sudden inactive state and changes in skin that in such cases, it becomes dry. The guidance to prevent problems with children, according to Beirut, is to encourage fluid intake and fruit and vegetables, fatty foods and anything typical of the summer, such as barbecues, salted and canned.

In warmer periods, the body has difficulty processing the food so there were the episodes of vomiting and diarrhea, said.

Another caution is sun exposure, adults should avoid it from happening for more than a few hours and in the case of children, the sun is only permitted before 10am and the evening.

When considering the pre-carnival in almost every country, Beirut stressed that parents should take children to avoid crowds. The accumulation of people paves the way for the proliferation of viruses and contributes even more intense heat. In their case, the risk is higher because the immune system is not mature as an adult.

When you notice any symptoms such as fever, vomiting and diarrhea over 24 hours, parents should observe the general condition of the patient. If you are weak, weak, drowsy, slower reactions, there is a warning sign. The orientation is to seek an emergency service, warned the doctor.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
   Palavras-chave:   Summer disease    Gastrointestinal    Hydration    Heat    High temperature   
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