Excessive exposure to the sun in children carries the risk of overheating, which is expressed in headaches, vomiting, and in more severe cases, seizures.
“My advice to parents is to avoid the warmest hours and especially the 12 o'clock interval. until 4 p.m., because even if the child is wearing a hat and under an umbrella, this does not protect him enough from the high temperatures," says Dr. Hripsime Kasparian, head of the Second Department of Pediatrics at UMBAL Burgas.
Currently, the ward where they treat children from 2 to 18 years old is full of patients, and the most common cases are summer viruses and overheating from the beach. The patients are mostly children of Bulgarian and foreign tourists.
“The main symptoms that are characteristic of summer viruses are high fever or stomach pain and vomiting. It is recommended that when the child has a high temperature for more than a day, to seek medical help," explains Dr. Kasparyan.
Parents should also be careful with the food they give their children, as well as with the establishments they visit
“Under no circumstances should they buy corn or other foods that are sold on the beach because they are not stored in proper conditions and pose a risk to their he alth. Cold drinks and those with a lot of ice should also be avoided. The cleanliness of utensils and dishes, as well as hygiene during food preparation, is also important. For this reason, parents should be careful about which restaurants and dining establishments they choose," says Dr. Kasparian.