If you are hosting a children’s party this summer, be aware of the signs your young guests might be falling victim to the heat. FamilyDoctor.org offers the following valuable information.
Look for the following signs that youngsters in your care may need attention for heat-related exposure: weakness, confusion, dizziness, nausea, headache, rapid heart rate, or heavy sweating followed by cessation of sweating.
If you think you recognize signs of heat exhaustion, move the child to a building that has air conditioning. If you can’t get inside, find a cool, shady place and administer plenty of water or other fluids. Do not give them caffeinated drinks, such as soda, because these can make heat exhaustion worse. Remove any tight or unnecessary clothing. A tepid shower or bath can also help. Cases of suspected heat illness should be referred to parents or medical personnel. If heat exhaustion is not treated, it can progress to heatstroke.
Heatstroke occurs when the internal temperature of the body reaches 104°F, potentially causing damage to a person’s organs and brain. In extreme cases, it can lead to death. Keep children’s parties safe with good sun sense and protect yourself from personal liability claims with good risk prevention and adequate personal liability insurance.
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