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Children encouraged to bathe for 20 minutes during heatwave

13 Feb 2024 - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}      

  • Rising temperatures cause an increase in skin ailments among children

By Sheain Fernandopulle

In the wake of the rising temperatures, medical experts have advised parents to make sure their children have a bath for twenty minutes per day in order to keep dehydration at bay. 

Speaking to Daily Mirror, Paediatric Specialist Dr. Deepal Perera highlighted the growing prevalence of skin ailments among children, attributing the trend to the escalating heat levels across the country.
Dr. Perera emphasized that heightened temperatures not only exacerbate skin conditions but also pose a significant risk of dehydration, particularly among young children.

In light of these developments, Dr. Perera issued a stern call to parents, urging them to remain vigilant and proactive in safeguarding their children’s health.

Heightened awareness and preventive measures, including adequate hydration and having a bath for 20 minutes, wearing a simple dress and encouraging natural drinks, are underscored as critical safeguards against the adverse effects of rising temperatures on children’s health.