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How Summer Can Lead to Pediatric Emergencies

Last updated 4 years ago

Do your children love to go to the pool or explore the neighborhood when summer arrives? While the warm weather months can make it easier to enjoy the great outdoors, they can also increase the likelihood of certain pediatric emergencies.

During the summer, insects increase in number. As a result, children may be more susceptible to ant or bee stings, which can cause severe allergic reactions. Being outside during hot and humid weather can also make kids more vulnerable to the effects of the heat. Active children may suffer from dehydration, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke if they do not consume enough fluids or take breaks from the outdoors. Land and water activities can also increase the risk of sports-related injuries, including bone fractures, concussions, and sprains.

Oak Hill Hospital offers emergency care services that cater specifically to the needs of our pediatric patients. Our Pediatric Emergency Care Center can see to it that your child receives the friendly and attentive treatment he requires. To find out more about our ER options, call our Brooksville hospital at (888) 741-5120. 


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