Avoiding Heat Stroke this Summer

Everyone can succumb to heat stroke.

According to Dr. Carl Timothy Morris, children are especially susceptible to it because children naturally like to spend more time outdoors during the summer months. However, there are some things you can do to help prevent heat stroke which could land your son or daughter in the ER.

Tips for Preventing Heat Stroke

Just like your pets you should never ever leave your kids in a parked car without supervision. Regardless of what time of the year it is, they should never be left alone.

Listen to your local news station and prepare for the heat. If it’s going to be an extreme heat warning day keep your family inside as much as possible. Seek out a cooling station if you get stuck.

Slap on the sunscreen, drink lots of fluids and dress you and your family in light colored clothing at all times. Use hats and umbrellas to limit yourself from the harmful rays of the sun.

Schedule an Appointment for your Kids

Talk to Powell Pediatrics and learn the symptoms. If you witness severe sunburn, cramps, or exhaustion call your pediatrician in Knoxville immediately.