The heat isn’t just uncomfortable — it is also a health hazard.
When it comes to the dangers of summer, parents usually think about heatstroke. There’s good reason: A child who dies in a car on a hot day is a tragedy that is preventable and it should be top of mind for parents. Heatstroke might be the most extreme danger that summer bears, but it is by no means the only one. Hot weather can exacerbate a whole range of chronic health conditions like asthma, heart disease, eczema, and dehydration.
The uptick in all of these conditions is not things to write-off — especially for kids who are vulnerable. So as you bear through heat wave after heat wave, here are the conditions to keep tabs on — and what to do to prevent a kid overheating while outside from turning to something worse.
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