Hot weather

Information for children, teenagers and families

Hot Weather

Salt replacement

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.