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How do you help your child if they have a heat illnesses related to dehydration?

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First, call for help. Next, take the child to a cool, shady place and encourage her to drink plenty of liquids. If she has a milder heat illness, rest and rehydration with water or a sports drink may be all that's needed. She'll need medical care right away if it's severe.

SOURCES:

Albert C. Hergenroeder, professor of pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; chief, the sports medicine clinic, Texas Children's Hospital.

Jackie Berning, PhD, National Alliance for Youth Sports.

Heat-Related Illness. , Sept. 1, 1998. American Family Physician

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: Heat-Related Illness.

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on May 16, 2019

SOURCES:

Albert C. Hergenroeder, professor of pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; chief, the sports medicine clinic, Texas Children's Hospital.

Jackie Berning, PhD, National Alliance for Youth Sports.

Heat-Related Illness. , Sept. 1, 1998. American Family Physician

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: Heat-Related Illness.

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on May 16, 2019

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