THH June Newsletter
- Posted on: Jun 5 2019
MONTHLY BUILDING BLOCKS
- Notice to Patients and Parents of a Potential breach of PHI and Personal Information explained on her website thhpediatrics.com
Protect your family from sunburns:
- Babies younger than 6 months kept out of direct sunlight
- Dress in lightweight and protective clothing that covers the body
- Wear a hat
- Limit your sun exposure between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm when UV rays are strongest.
- Wear sunglasses
- Use sunscreen.
- Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) 30-50 of at least 15 (up to SPF 50) which will screen out both UVB and UVA rays
- Choose a sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
- Put sunscreen on 15 to 30 minutes before going outdoors
- Remember that you can get sunburn even on cloudy days
- Apply a generous amount of sunscreen every 2 hours
- Give your child water to replace lost fluids
- If the skin is red, warm and painful then you can treat at home
- Use cool water to help your child’s skin feel better
- Give your child tylenol or ibuprofen for pain
- Keep your child out of the sun until the sunburn is fully healed.
- If If the sunburn causes blisters, fever, chills, headache then call us immediately
- Start Swim Lessons early for you and your family
- Fence & secure swimming pools
- Be at least 4-feet high
- Self-closing and self-latching gate that is locked at all times.
- Keep toys out of the pool area to avoid tempting children
- Cover and lock hot tubs
- Empty water containers, water coolers
- Adult supervision in arms length
- Life jackets near large body of water
- Don’t use scented soaps/perfumes
- Avoid areas such as stagnant pools of water, uncovered foods and gardens where flowers are in bloom.
- Eliminate stagnant water
- Avoid dressing your child in clothing with bright colors or flowery prints.
- To remove a visible stinger from skin, gently back it out by scraping it with a credit card or your fingernail.
- Use insect repellent containing DEET (10% to 30% DEET) DEET should not be used on children younger than 2 months of age.
- 10% DEET provides protection for about 2 hours, and 30% protects for about 5 hours
- Children should wash off repellents when they return indoors.
- When outside in the evenings cover up with long sleeved shirts, pants and socks to prevent bites.
- Children should wear hats to protect against ticks when walking in the woods, high grasses or bushes. Check hair and skin for ticks at the end of the day.
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