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Health Tip: Protect Your Child in Extreme Heat

Have an air-conditioned place in mind

(HealthDay News) -- Extreme heat can make people sick, especially children. That's why parents should be prepared to get overheated kids out of the hot sun and into an air-conditioned building.

The American Academy of Pediatricians offers this advice:

  • If your home isn't air conditioned, visit a public building such as a library.
  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids all day long. Offer a drink before your child asks for one.
  • Allow more naps and rest time than usual, as heat can make children feel tired.
  • Have your child take a cool bath.
  • Don't ever leave your child inside a hot car.

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