If a child has been in hot temperatures and they are looking flushed and feel warm to the touch, you need to cool them down rapidly. Dr. Johnson suggests using a spray bottle with water to get their skin moist and then put them in front of a fan.
If a child is severely ill with vomiting, if their mental status is changing, you need to get them to an emergency room for treatment.
Dr. Johnson says it's especially important to think about hydration. Make sure kids drink a lot of water during the summer, and not only when they are going to be outdoors.
He always wants to remind parents to keep car doors locked at all times. Kids like to get in a car to play, but sometimes can't get out and temperatures inside cars can be deadly.
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