Health Tips: How to save your children from heat stroke, know 7 ways


Parts of North and Central India are in the grip of severe heat with the temperature touching 49 degrees at many places. In such a situation, it becomes necessary that we protect ourselves and especially children from the heat. Excessive heat can lead to many other health problems including dehydration, heat stroke and fatigue. In view of the heat wave, many states have declared early summer vacations in schools. However, in places where summer vacations are yet to begin, special precautions need to be taken.

Encourage children to drink water regularly and do not let them go out in the sun during peak hours. This is one of the most important steps to take to protect them from heat stroke. The National Disaster Management Authority has issued an advisory for parents and schools to protect children from heatstroke.

Guidelines suggested by NDMA

1. School children should always carry a water bottle with them to school.

2. Children should drink lemonade / buttermilk / coconut water / fresh fruit juice regularly.

3. Children should wear light colored, light, loose cotton clothes while going out.

4. When children are out in the sun, cover their heads with a hat and umbrella.

5. Avoid junk food in summer. Eat fresh fruits, salads and homemade food.

6. Keep away from direct sunlight, especially during peak hours from 12 noon to 4 pm.

7. In case of dizziness, nausea, persistent headache, chest pain and shortness of breath, take the child to the doctor.

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