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Stay Sun Safe: Summer Safety Tips

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Summer has arrived! It is time for beach trips, pool days, and family adventures, but it is necessary to remain prepared for all the things the summer heat will bring. With every outing with friends or family trips to waterparks, comes the risk of summer vacation injuries and illnesses.

Take precautions for your family and loved ones! Emergencies are frequent in the summer months.

Here are five common summer-related accidents and heat related illnesses that can be treated at Victoria ER.

1. Outdoor Injuries

Time spent outdoors around water, in the woods, and playing sports can lead to concussions, fractures, cuts, and lacerations.

2. Burns

Sunburn is caused by not wearing or not reapplying sunscreen. A blistering sunburn can indicate a second to early third-degree sunburn and may require treatment at an emergency center. Remember to apply a sunscreen with a high SPF and reapply every 80 minutes.

3. Dehydration

Heatstroke and dehydration are two of the most common conditions in the summertime. Patients exhibiting concerning symptoms should be treated at an emergency room (ER), Like Victoria ER.

4. Heat Exhaustion

High temperatures outdoors combined with any physical activity may lead to heat exhaustion. Any signs of excessive sweating, cool and clammy skin, and a weak pulse may need to retreat to an area with cool temperatures before it may escalate into a heatstroke.

5. Heatstroke

If you do not take precautions in the heat, it can lead to a fatal heat illness; a heatstroke. Patients who are not sweating, have a strong, rapid pulse, and have a body temperature over 103, need to visit an emergency room, like Victoria ER to be treated immediately.

Visit Victoria ER to receive your FREE 70 pc. Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit! This is the perfect first aid kit to have in your car or luggage for a variety of first-aid emergencies.