The increase in air temperatures in recent days has caused citizens to flock to the sea and swimming pools to cool off. Bulent Ecevit University, Department of Children’s Health and Diseases, Prof. dr. Dr Cumhur Aydemir stated that with the increase in contact with water, infection-related infections increased, especially in children. Prof. Dr. Aydemir said: “Just as respiratory infections increase in winter, the frequency of summer infections also increases. These are generally more common in children, through contact with the water we eat and drink, in environments such as the sea and swimming pool, and through the contact of food in washing water. In particular, in our clinical applications, diseases with fever, vomiting and diarrhea, middle ear infections in children, eye infections, intestinal infections, viral infections and urinary tract infections, which we call urinary tract infections, such as fever, vomiting and diarrhea are common.
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Prof Dr Cumhur Aydemir warned that babies and children under 1 year should not be allowed in the sea and swimming pool, saying:
“In the past month there has been an increase in illnesses, mainly due to the increasing contact with water. With diarrhea and vomiting, we see an increase in water-borne diseases such as middle ear infections, eye infections and skin diseases. We encounter intestinal infections, vomiting and diarrheal diseases that we encounter more often, especially in small babies and babies under 1 year old. It is very important to eat very cleanly, to pay attention to personal hygiene and to wash the liquid and formula with which the baby is fed particularly well, and to pay attention to breast milk intake, especially in small babies. If it is possible to pay particular attention to small babies when the food we prepare is prepared after the water has been thoroughly boiled and warmed, when entering environments such as the sea and swimming pools, babies should not be submerged in water within the first 6 months and should be kept away from swimming pools until one year of age. If it is necessary to go indoors, it is important to carry out these applications in places where hygiene rules are observed. In some patients, we encounter clinical manifestations that require hospitalization.”