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It was announced that children who play in the sea and sand during the summer months have a high risk of contracting the infection.

Intestinal tract infections and inflammation of external auditory meatus, which are more common especially in children who do not know how to swim, require families to be careful.

Neonatal Specialist from the Department of Child Health and Diseases of Turkey Medicals member Medical Park Trabzon Karadeniz Hospital, Dr. gave information to families about how they should protect their children from infections seen in the summer months.

Hygienic pools should be preferred

Intestinal infections are common in pools where health conditions are not good and cleaning is not done regularly. Especially in pools where a large number of people enter, where the water is not changed daily, maintenance and bacteriological analysis are not performed, intestinal infections due to microbes transmitted by feces are observed. Children should be warned not to swallow pool water before entering the pool.

Crowded sea and pool increase the risk of infection

Although upper respiratory tract infections are mostly transmitted by close contact and through particles scattered into the air by breathing, sneezing, coughing, upper respiratory tract infections can also be transmitted, such as all kinds of infections from crowded sea and pool waters that do not have good hygiene. In addition, in very hot weather, children may become prone to infections if their body resistance decreases in cases where nutrition is insufficient as a result of loss of appetite.

Teach children to swim

Especially girls’ sitting on the sand disrupts genital hygiene and causes urinary tract infections and general skin diseases. For this reason, post-game cleaning should be done in the sand, foreign substances should be prevented from remaining in the genital area

It should be remembered that the infection risks of children who know how to swim are less than those who do not. Because children who can’t swim swallow more water and get intestinal infections more often, in particular. swimming lessons can be started for children over the age of 3.

Take the precaution of ear infection

Pool or sea water enters and exits children’s outer ear. Seawater requires treatment only when it causes an inflammation on the skin of the outer ear. The problem can be understood from the fact that the child is crying by showing his ear because he is suffering from very severe pain. In addition to causing inflammation of the external ear canal, the pool or sea water can also damage the eardrum. This problem also manifests itself with very severe pain. Even pools that are regularly maintained can cause this problem. Giving children a good bath after the pool and the sea can prevent possible microbial water from forming on the ears and causing an infection. Especially in the ears of children with a tube inserted into the eardrum, lubricated cotton plugs with Vaseline or glycerin should be used to prevent water from escaping when entering the pool and sea.

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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

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Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

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American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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