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¿Cómo puede afectar el calor a los viajes en coche de niños con necesidades especiales?

23/08/2018

Generally speaking, children suffer much more from the heat than adults. When thinking about summer car trips, the heat is going to be more intense and it will affect children by making them sweat more, making them sleepier or, in serious cases, causing them to suffer from . When it comes to children with special needs this is even more obvious and, depending on the particular condition they suffer from, this is how the heat will affect them.

When traveling with children with special needs, the first thing we should do is consult with a specialist and tell them the kind of trip we would like to take, its length and where we are going. Depending on the destination, the particular condition and the specific child's case, we may receive one type of advice or another. 

We have written a series of articles specifically dealing with children with special needs and with a focus on the different types of conditions they may have. Moreover, we have a comprehensive , above all on trips abroad. These articles can serve as a support and guide to understanding the kinds of needs your child may have on their car trips.

The heat can affect each child differently, depending on their particular illness and their particular case. We can always provide general advice on how to deal with the heat, if, for example, the child sweats a lot in his or her seat. Sweat is nothing detrimental in and of itself, as long as it is under control. If the child sweats excessively they could, however, get dehydrated.

When we have the air conditioning on, the sweat dampening their clothes could get cold and the child could get a chill, above all for those children with reduced mobility. Fortunately we can above all in those cases of children in rear-facing seats.

The affects of the heat are more dangerous in children with skin diseases, such as . Children with psoriasis are more sensitive to increases in temperature and sunlight, meaning we should double our efforts to protect them from the heat of the sun and should use sunscreen with a high SPF.

Another case in which we must be very careful with the sun and the temperature increase inside the car is for , a disease which is characterized by the very delicate skin of the patient and especially of those children suffering from it.

Our recommendation here is unequivocal: you should first consult your specialist and let them know what kind of trip you want to take, how long it will be and discuss all issues that might affect the child during the vacations. There are so many factors that can affect the child's well-being that it is best

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