Help your child avoid heat-related illness in extreme temperatures

Posted on: 10:42 am, June 21, 2013, by and , updated on: 01:02pm, June 21, 2013

The summer heat can get to all of us but it is especially a concern for our kids with so many enjoying outdoor sports, camps and activities this summer.

Doctors said the heat can sneak up on children and cause heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Heat sickness signs

Officials said if you notice a child is very red and sweating profusely or the opposite extreme, very pale and they have stopped sweating, both conditions are dangerous and signal a problem.

Frequent water breaks out of the sun, wearing light clothing and staying hydrated will help prevent any heat-related illness.

If you notice your young athlete has any of those symptoms, health officials said you should immediately seek medical attention.