Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Have you Experienced the 10 Perils of Summer?

This is a sponsored post with Mums the Word Network and Doctor on Demand
All opinions are my own.

Now that winter is finally over, we can sit back and enjoy the warmth of summer! Unfortunately, along with summer comes some risks. Some of the risks can be avoided and some are unavoidable. Bee stings, sunburns and bumps and bruises go along with parenting kids, but they can entail expensive trips to the emergency room!

Have you experienced any of the 10 Perils of Summer?
  1. Bee Stings: Unfortunately, wasps, bees, hornets and other stinging bugs are unavoidable!
  2. Sunburn: Protect your skin from the sun, avoiding the UV rays between 10 am and 4 pm.
  3. Concussions: A concussion can be the result of a fall from a swing set or a blow of any kind to the head.
  4. Poison Oak and Poison Ivy: Any camper knows that it's hard to tell the difference between those nice leafy green plants that make you itch and those that are harmless!
  5. Jellyfish: No, they don't attack you, but their tentacles are painful!
  6. Ticks: Playing in the woods or hiking puts you at risk for Lyme disease from those nasty ticks!
  7. Sunstroke: Children and seniors are at higher risk for heat exhaustion and sunstroke!
  8. Sports Injuries: Unavoidable unfortunately! Be sure it's not serious by checking with a doctor.
  9. Burns: Accidents happen around BBQ Grills and campfires! Get help right away!
  10. Kids bumps and bruises: Unavoidable, and it's sometimes hard to tell if they are more serious!

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1 comment:

  1. I will use this for sure. What a great thing for those that live in the woods, as I do for part of the summer.


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