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How do you treat heat cramps in kids?

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Heat cramps are one of the mildest forms of heat illness. When a young athlete experiences heat cramps, pull her off the field into a cool area and gently stretch the affected muscle. Have them drink cool water or a sports drink.

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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