Ho Chi Minh City is extremely hot, experts warn of 3 groups of dangerous diseases commonly found in children

In recent days, the outdoor temperature in Ho Chi Minh City has reached nearly 40 degrees Celsius, pediatric experts point out 3 groups of dangerous diseases commonly found in children during the hot season that parents need to pay attention to.
Last week, Ho Chi Minh City and the Southeast provinces experienced a severe heat wave. In areas with few green trees, the temperature can reach 40 degrees Celsius. According to Doctor 1 Truong Thi Ngoc Phu, Deputy General Planning Department, Children’s Hospital 2, hot weather and increased humidity are conditions Favorable for pathogenic bacteria to proliferate and develop, causing illness in children. Therefore, parents need to pay attention to taking care of their children during the hot season.

According to doctors, children’s health is greatly affected by the weather. The ratio of water in the body as well as the immune system of children is different from that of adults, so hot weather causes children’s bodies to secrete a lot of sweat to cool down, children are easily dehydrated and lose electrolytes at the same time. Favorable conditions for pathogens such as bacteria and viruses to attack. Therefore, taking care of children during hot weather is an important issue.

“There are three groups of diseases commonly found in children when exposed to hot weather like today: gastrointestinal infections, food poisoning ; respiratory diseases caused by viruses; dermatitis and skin boils. “, said BS.CK1 Truong Thi Ngoc Phu.

To protect children, parents need to provide them with enough water, and should give them drinks rich in minerals and vitamins found in fruits. At the same time, parents also need to encourage children to eat lots of green vegetables, avoid eating greasy foods and drinking carbonated soft drinks.

To limit gastrointestinal diseases and food poisoning, parents should prepare and preserve food to ensure food safety and hygiene. Create personal hygiene habits for children, instruct them to wash their hands before eating and after using the toilet, helping to remove dangerous pathogens from their hands.

In addition, parents should have their children fully vaccinated. Vaccines are the best way to increase children’s resistance and help them prevent diseases effectively. Every family should keep a clean living environment to limit the spread of infectious diseases .

To prevent children from getting sunstroke when participating in outdoor activities for too long, parents should dress their children in cool clothes. Because when working outdoors in hot weather, the body loses water and mineral salts through sweat secretion on the skin and through breathing.

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