Town hall: Summer safety tips for families
As the weather heats up and South Carolina heads into summer, families throughout the state plan for summer camps, family vacations and other ways to fill those summer days. Prisma Health knows that your family’s safety is your top priority, which is why we brought together some experts to offer summer safety tips for families in South Carolina.
Drs. Jeremy Byrd, Kerry Sease, Spencer Robinson and Jeff Holloway answered questions on a variety of summer safety topics, including:
- What first aid items should you bring for family vacations or travel?
- How can you exercise safely in the heat?
- What are some summer safety tips for families traveling with children?
- What are the top health hazards for kids during the summer?
- How can summer heat affect someone with diabetes differently?
- What is the best way to treat a bad sunburn?
- Should you see a doctor about a really bad sunburn?
- At what age should a child learn to swim?
- What are some ways to recognize common skin rashes?
- What are common safety hazards on camping trips?
- How can you stay safe when swimming in rivers and lakes?
- Are there different safety tips when swimming in the ocean?
- How can you keep your child safe when swimming in a pool?
- How can you stay safe while grilling outdoors?
- How can you avoid snake bites or spider bites?
- Are spray tans and sunless tanning lotions safe?
- When is swelling over joints something to worry about?
- What is the best way to pack a cooler to keep food safe when having a picnic?
- The importance of hydration during hot days
- And more
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