Sunburn Treatment Reference Sheet
Sunburn is more than just a painful redness. Repeated sunburns can eventually lead to skin cancer. Think prevention when going out in the sun by minimizing time in direct sunlight, wearing protective clothing and accessories, and applying sunscreen liberally before sun exposure.
Despite precautions, sunburn can still sneak up on you, especially when you’re having fun. It can happen within just 15 minutes of being in the sun. Here is an important reference for the signs and symptoms of sunburn and what to do when it happens.
10 Ways to Keep Your Child Hydrated in the Summer
Kids’ bodies dehydrate at much faster rates than adults’. They need to stay hydrated, particularly in the summer heat, but that doesn’t mean we should grab them a juice or whatever’s nearby. The sugar content in juice slows fluid absorption and can actually aggravate dehydration!
Here are the ten best ways to keep your kids hydrated and, more importantly, how to keep them interested in the almost-constant liquids you should be offering them on the hottest days of summer.
What’s Your Sun Safety IQ?
These questions sound simple enough, especially if you’re as well-versed in the basics as you should be – but a couple of questions may trip you up! Test out your sun safety knowledge with this interactive quiz. The best part of the quiz is that you’ll see instantaneously whether you’re right or wrong. It’s a fun way to check that you’re doing the most for yourself and your kids when it comes to sun protection.
The kids are revving up for summer vacation, and so is the sun! As we bask in the bright rays, it’s important to remember that our fun today carries consequences for tomorrow. It’s not just sunburn you have to worry about. You have to be concerned about heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and, in the long term, skin cancer.
Skin cancer seems to be on the rise. The American Cancer Society estimates that one American dies every hour from it. Your kids may have a good 60, 70, or 80 summers ahead of them! That’s plenty of time for UV rays to take their toll, so you need to start thinking about protecting them now.
Here’s to hoping for many safe summers ahead! This week, we’ll be sharing important information on sun safety, especially for youngsters. Topics include sunburns, dehydration and hydration, and skin cancer. Don’t forget to pass on what you learn.
We’re excited for summer activities, and we encourage you to get outdoors! Be sure to keep sun, pool, and outdoor safety foremost, especially if you have little ones who are more susceptible to damage and danger. This week, we’ve shared some tips on staying safe in the outdoors:
They are all easy reads that provide important, comprehensive information. Please refer back to them as references as you enjoy summer vacation. If you need products to keep your little ones safe, you know where to look! KidSafe, Inc. has plenty of items for safety on the go.
What is it about picnics at the park or at the beach that makes food taste better? We bet it has everything to do with that outdoor atmosphere and gathering of loved ones. Just be sure outdoor food stays yummy and unspoiled in that hot summer sun.
From packing and transporting food, to prepping the picnic site, to grilling and serving food safely and at the proper temperatures, the FDA has put together a simple yet comprehensive set of picnic food safety tips to make sure your picnic isn’t ruined by food poisoning.
Protect yours eyes from the sun and glare this summer! Sunshine that bounces off the water is especially harmful. Sunlight can burn the sensitive skin around your eyes, as well as harm the lens and cornea, increasing your odds of skin cancer, cataracts, and macular degeneration. The best and easiest way to protect the fragile tissue around you eyes is also the most stylish. It’s sunglasses! They also protect against premature aging and wrinkles. WebMD advises us on the best way to choose eye protection
Summer brings sunshine, the outdoors – and mosquitos! Unfortunately, mosquitos carrying the West Nile Virus apparently set off a seasonal epidemic in North America from summer to fall. A map of West Nile Virus activity reported in 2012 shows that the incidence of the disease is spreading throughout the United States. There were concentrations of cases in New England, the Midwest and around the Great Lakes, throughout California, and in the South from East Texas and nearby states. An CDC fact sheet on the symptoms, prevention, and treatment of West Nile Virus is available.
To most people, being in the “outdoors” equates to the mountains, the beach, hiking trails, or otherwise in nature. These are certainly some of the outdoors’ best offerings, but if you’ll be out there for extended periods, go prepared!
The Weather Channel has compiled outdoor safety advice from the USDA Forest Service into easy-to-read segments, including tips for camping and hiking, and what to do if you get lost or caught in lightning. The “Essentials Checklist” is a great list of items to pack away to keep you prepared for minor injuries, sudden weather changes, or delays.
Will you and your children be spending more time outdoors over the summer? Summer activities can include picnics, camping, hiking, the beach, the mountains, or maybe just the backyard! Sunshine, lightning storms, and bugs are a big a part of summer, too.
This week, we’ll be sharing important tips on protecting yourself and your loved ones from pests and the strong rays of the sun as you make some memories in the outdoors. KidSafe has some great products for your little one’s fun in the sun, like a portable kid cabana that is too cute! If you’ll be doing a lot of traveling over the summer – even if it’s just to grandma’s house – don’t forget to browse for safety-on-the-go items!