With heat on the rise, medical experts urge parents to keep children hydrated

With temperatures escalating, medical experts in Sri Lanka advise parents to ensure their children take a daily bath of at least twenty minutes to prevent dehydration.

Pediatric Specialist Dr. Deepal Perera, highlighted the surge in skin ailments among children, attributing it to the country’s rising heat levels.

Dr. Perera underscored that elevated temperatures not only worsen skin conditions but also increase the risk of dehydration, especially among young children.

In response, he urged parents to remain vigilant and proactive in safeguarding their children’s health.

To mitigate the adverse effects of rising temperatures, Dr. Perera emphasized heightened awareness and preventive measures, including adequate hydration, dressing in lightweight clothing, and promoting natural beverages.