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Boys Town Releases 5 Signs of Heat Stroke in Kids
Date:6/21/2012

Boys Town, NE (PRWEB) June 21, 2012

Boys Town today announced strategies to protect children from heat stroke. The national child and healthcare organization, started over 90 years ago, is a leader in parenting advice. As the summer days heat up, it is important for parents to monitor a child's outdoor activities in order to avoid heat-related illnesses. When the temperature rises, a child is likely to sweat excessively and lose a lot of water. The signs of heat stroke include:

1.     A fever of at least 104°F
2.    Unconsciousness or delirium and child may or may not be sweating
3.    Flushed skin that is hot to the touch
4.    Fast heart rate
5.    Nausea and vomiting

“If you notice one or more signs of heat stroke, call for an ambulance and contact a physician immediately,” said Dr. Kelli Shidler, Boys Town Pediatrician. “It is essential that you cool your child down right away by moving them to a cool place, sponging the skin with cool water or ice packs and fanning their body.”

Heat exhaustion is not as serious as heat stroke, but still requires medical attention. Symptoms include: pale skin, sweating, dizziness, fainting and weakness.
With heat exhaustion, the child may or may not have a fever. In the event of heat exhaustion, have the child lie down in a cool place and encourage him to drink a cold glass of water every 15 minutes until he feels better.

Boys Town counsels families and schools across the country on best parenting, health and discipline practices. You can find more information on this topic at: http://www.boystownpediatrics.org/healtharticles/illnessandinjuryarticles/Pages/HeatStroke.aspx

The Boys Town National Hotline also offers free advice to parents 24/7. Call 1-800-448-3000.

About Boys Town
Nationally, Boys Town has been a beacon of hope for America’s children and families through its life-changing youth care and health care programs for more than 90 years. In 2011, Boys Town’s Integrated Continuum of youth care and health care programs impacted more than 500,000 children and families across America. This includes those who received services from Boys Town’s residential programs as well as those served by the many varied programs that comprise the Boys Town Integrated Continuum of Child and Family Services, including In-Home Family Services, health care services provided by Boys Town National Research Hospital and the Boys Town National Hotline.

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