Heatstroke occurs when your body overheats due to exposure to high temperatures or due to physical exertion in high temperatures. Heatstroke is a serious condition in which your body’s temperature increases to 104˚F or higher. It requires emergency treatment and if untreated, can cause harm to your brain, kidneys, heart and muscles. (Mayo Clinic, 2020) There is a spike in heatstroke in the summer months and ways of avoiding these sun-related conditions, especially for children are proper … [Read more...] about Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke
When to Seek Medical Care for a Baby
One of the most challenging times in parenthood, especially for new parents, is handling an unwell child. The occasional infections and fevers are inevitable with babies as they are more exposed to infectious agents over time. These are a normal part of a child’s development. Since babies cannot verbalize their feelings, parents must stay alert and watch for any warning signs of illness. Sometimes even experienced parents have trouble distinguishing mild illness and fussiness from serious … [Read more...] about When to Seek Medical Care for a Baby
Is My Child’s Fever an Emergency?
Pediatric Fever Can Be Scary Let’s just all agree... kids get sick... It’s one of those things they are just born naturals at. But when not feeling well is accompanied by a fever, our level of caution as parents should rise exponentially. Seeing your child suffering from an illness and realizing they have a fever can be a very scary and lonely moment. Common Question Asked By Parents How high is too high of a temperature? Can my child develop brain damage from their fever?Can a fever … [Read more...] about Is My Child’s Fever an Emergency?