Summer is in full swing and many in the United States are experiencing record breaking heat. Our experts at UC San Diego Health System offer some tips to help you stay safe while trying to stay cool.

Sun Safety

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, kids who get one, blistering sunburn double their chances of developing melanoma. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that adults use at least one ounce of sunscreen, but there’s no set amount for growing children. The important thing is to cover all exposed areas — especially ears, tops of feet, backs of knees and hands.

Regardless of age or skin type (whether or not your skin burns easily), the American Academy of Dermatology recommends that everyone apply a water-resistant sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays every day of the year — even in winter and on cloudy days.

  • Wearing protective clothing and hats is one of the most important ways of warding off UV damage.  Wet, light-colored clothing transmits just as much sunlight as bare skin.
  • Keep your kids covered with dark colors, long sleeves and pants whenever possible.
  • Wear sunglasses with UV protection to guard against burned corneas and hats to prevent sunburned scalps and faces.
  • Protective clothing, hats with brims and sunglasses are just as important for babies.  At the beach, bring along a large umbrella.

Heat Safety and Hydration: staying hydrated in hot weather can help reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses.

  • Water and sports drinks (drinks that contain electrolytes) are the best options for hydrating kids. Avoid sodas, juice and other fruit drinks. The National Alliance for Youth Sports recommends choosing beverages that contain 100 mg or more of sodium and 28 mg or more of potassium in an eight-ounce serving.  If choosing sports drinks, watch out for high sugar content.
  • Try to stay in a shady or air-conditioned location during the hottest parts of the afternoon.
  • Kids are also at risk for heat illnesses if left in a hot car — even if the windows are cracked and it’s only for a few minutes. Never leave a child unattended in a car. 

Click here for more summer safety tips.

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