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Preventing children’s summer illnesses. Visit the GP 


Summer is a favorite season for children to enjoy outdoor play, holidays, and adventures. However, the warm season also comes with its own health challenges. Prolonged exposure to the sun, high temperatures, and outdoor activities can predispose youngsters to certain conditions. In this article, we’ll introduce you to the most common summertime ailments in children and various ways to prevent them by visiting your family doctor (GP).

We look forward to seeing you at EgoDent, where our pediatricians are on hand with the best advice, tips, and treatments for your little ones during the hot season.

So here are the most common summer illnesses found in children:

  1. Respiratory and gastrointestinal infections. 

The hot season can bring respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders that are more common in children. These are caused by increased group activities and interactions with other children. Constantly encourage proper hygiene, such as regular hand washing, to prevent the spread of these infections.

  1. Food poisoning. 

Contaminated food can cause food poisoning, a common condition in young children during the summer. Bacteria and toxins in food can cause symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, and fever in children.

  1. Seasonal allergies and asthma.

 In summer, pollen allergies, insect stings, and increased levels of pollutants in the air can worsen asthma symptoms in children. Allergies can manifest in sneezing, and itchy eyes and nose, while asthma can cause shortness of breath.

  1. Dehydration and sunstroke.

 Dehydration occurs when children lose more fluid than they consume, leading to a fluid imbalance. In summer, children are more prone to dehydration due to high temperatures, increased sweating, and strenuous physical activity. Dehydration can also occur due to diarrhea or vomiting, which are more common during this season.

  1. Urinary tract infections. 

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be considered a common condition in children during summer. These infections can affect the bladder, ureters, or kidneys and cause discomfort and unpleasant symptoms. A UTI may be more common for younger children, such as infants, because they cannot communicate or identify signs as quickly as adults.

So, children enjoy outdoor activities and sunshine in summer, but this period can also bring certain ailments. It’s important to know that the EgoDent pediatric team is there for you during the summer, too, including essential advice on preventing unpleasant conditions.

You can find us at 22 A Lowther Road | Stanmore, London HA7 1er, or contact us by phone: 02033 016323 or email:

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