Doctors from the Torrevieja Hospital have offered advice on caring for children during the summer holidays because they say "babies and young children aoe very sensitive to heat, as an infant’s skin burns more deeply and much quicker than an adult, who is not always attentive to their situation.”
They advise using sunscreens with physical filters which should be applied fairly frequently, although they do not recommend their use in children who are under 6 months. Neither do they recommend exposing such children to the summer sun who they say should be protected with long-sleeved shirts or hats.
For swimmers who are stung by a jellyfish the experts say "wash the area with salt water to rinse the tentacles off, do not use fresh water and do not rub the affected area.
Remove any remaining tentacles with a gloved hand, stick, shell or tweezers. If you use bare hands to pluck tentacles off, you’ll most likely get stung on the fingers. That’s also why it’s so important to remove them. If you don’t the victim will keep getting stung until all the nematocysts (fluid sacs) are used up."
For insect bites they recommend that you carefully remove the sting with tweezers and never squeeze or scratch the area because it can be pushed more deeply into the skin.
In order to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, throughout the year a number of healthcare professionals have recently toured many local schools and centres where they have provide advice on preventive measures against various diseases and ailments.
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