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Temperatures in North Central Kansas are predicted to be over 100 degrees the next three days, according to the National Weather Service. Avoid heat stroke, heat exhaustion and sunburns by staying hydrated, using sunscreen and avoid long periods of being in direct sunlight.

“Sun can be damaging if we get too much,” said Pediatrician Julianne Schwerdtfager M.D. “What we recommend when kids play outside is to avoid the sun as much as possible. Having clothing that covers your skin is the best protection you can have. But in times when we cannot have our body covered, that is why we have sunscreen. Use at least SPF 15 sunscreen for for children six-months and older.” The higher the SPF number the better. Schwerdtfager recommends infants under six-months to avoid the heat and harsh sunlight as much as possible.

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