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Flu Vaccination

Just a reminder that it is the time of year when we all need to think about our flu vaccinations. Please can parents or the young person contact the GP to arrange this.

Hot Weather

Salt Supplements

People with CF lose more salt in their sweat compared to those without the condition. In very hot weather (even in the UK!) this can lead to excessive salt (and fluid) losses. We will often therefore recommend extra salt supplements if you are travelling to a hot climate or even in very hot weather at home. Adding salt to meals and having salty foods such as crisps can also be helpful, and it must always be remembered to drink plenty of fluids.

Sun Block

Some medications (especially Ciprofloxacin, Voriconazole and Doxycycline) make people very sensitive to the sun and liable to severe sunburn. High factor sunblock must be used in sunny weather if these treatments are being taken.

YOUNGSTERS at a Darlington school have shown support for one of their pupils through fundraising for her condition.
Mowden Junior School raised almost £600 for the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Unit at the James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough.