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Are You Concerned about Dry Drowning?

Are You Concerned about Dry Drowning?

by Shearly (SU)
Drowning is the third most common cause of accidental death in the United States, and children are particularly vulnerable. As would be expected, the rate of drownings increases in the summer months when more people are spending their leisure time near the water. However, parents should be vigilant all the time, because children left unattended near any water, including tubs and sinks, at any time of the year, are at risk of accidents. And it does not take a lot of water in the lungs to cause problems. While not an official medical term, “Dry Drowning” refers to a spasm that can occur in the airway as a result of aspirating a small amount of water. The spasm can cause the airway to close up, restricting the flow of oxygen and creating a medical emergency. This is a rare occurrence and parents should not be on edge, however, any drowning incident, even if the victim appears fine, should be followed by a visit to the emergency room for a careful assessment.

Waterborne Dangers to Talk to Your Pediatrician About

Waterborne Dangers to Talk to Your Pediatrician About

by Shearly (SU)
Summer fun is here! Temperatures are rising and the kids are out of school, which means families will be heading to the water for cool and refreshing fun. Before you pack the towels and sunscreen, and head off to your favorite destinations, there are a few things you should consider. Talking to your pediatrician about waterborne dangers and how to keep your children safe is the best way to ensure a happy, healthy summer.

Woke Up with Swollen, Itchy, Eyes - Is it Pink Eye?

Woke Up with Swollen, Itchy, Eyes - Is it Pink Eye?

by Shearly (SU)
If you have experienced symptoms like these, you are not alone. Conjunctivitis, or inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye, is the most common of all eye disorders, and it affects both men and women equally. While the label “pink eye” actually refers to bacterial conjunctivitis, there are a number of other causes, including viruses, allergies, dry eyes, and inflammation of the eyelid. Treatment will depend on the underlying problem so it is important that you know what to look for and when to seek medical attention.

Summer Skin Care: How to Protect Your Family from Too Much Fun in the Sun

Summer Skin Care: How to Protect Your Family from Too Much Fun in the Sun

by Shearly (SU)
Backyard barbecues, weekends at the shore, playing in the park – the best of summer fun starts outside in the sun. We all know about the dangers of too much sun exposure, but are you doing enough to protect your family? Here are some health issues that can result from too much fun in the sun, and how you can avoid them.

Spider bites – what you need to look for

Spider bites – what you need to look for

by Shearly (SU)
Spider bites are no joke, and the warm weather we all enjoy in summer time means more spiders swinging about. Some are just a nuisance, but some are dangerous and bites require treatment right away. Here’s what you need to know about spider bites.

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