What to be Vigilant about Your Children in Extreme Hot Weather14 June 2022
Indonesia has entered the dry season. Hot weather occurs in many areas in Indonesia. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) noted that the maximum temperature was 36.1 degrees Celsi
Indonesia has entered the dry season. Hot weather occurs in many areas in Indonesia. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) noted that the maximum temperature was 36.1 degrees Celsius, occurring in Tangerang-Banten and Kalimarau-North Kalimantan. Not only does it make the body so hot, but high temperatures can also trigger various health problems, especially in children.
The child's immune system may not yet familiar with disease-causing agents and every infection is new, so the body is more vulnerable, leading to digestive disorders. A common disease in children during extreme weather changes is diarrhea. This diarrhea occurs because the high temperature causes dryness and problems with water hygiene that affect your little one's digestion. Diarrhea is characterized by the frequent bowel movements such as three or more times per day. The child's stool is more liquid, and they may also experience bloating, nausea, vomiting, fever, have abdominal pain and feeling weak.
Dry regions are also at risk for diseases emerging caused by mosquitoes, such as dengue or dengue fever.
Therefore, as parents, you need to always monitor and pay attention to the adequacy of drinking your children during hot weather. This condition can accelerate dehydration. Especially when on vacation, your little one will feel thirsty more easily. When the weather is hot and children is dehydrated, his immune system can decrease. As a result of being easily infected by bacteria or viruses, and the symptoms are usually preceded by fever. If your little one has a fever, you can give a syrup medicine containing Paracetamol to relieve a child’s fever.