Most people have many different events throughout the summer, such as summer camps, picnics, or just general outdoor fun. It’s important to be aware of any potential problems that might happen and prevent them from the start. Safety is crucial to having a fun and risk-free summer!
AFC Urgent Care Paramus is here to help all residents of our community stay safe. We understand that accidents happen, which is why we are available seven days a week for walk-in patients. Learn more about safety this summer, and visit AFC Paramus for any condition or injury treatment.
Heat-related illnesses are more common than you think. Heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and dehydration can happen easily to anyone who isn’t drinking enough water throughout the day. Those who work outside, infants or anyone over the age of 65, those who are overweight, or those with chronic conditions are more likely to suffer from heat-related illnesses.
Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day and take breaks from being in the direct heat. Try to cool down in a pool or lake. If you are sweating a lot throughout the day, drink sports drinks to replenish your electrolytes. Learn more about heat-related illnesses and what to do if you start showing early signs.
Bugs like mosquitos and ticks are more prominent in the warm months, and they can carry different diseases. Try to avoid any wooded areas, and be sure to check your ankles, hair, and any exposed skin for ticks. Use bug spray when outdoors and clean out any standing water sources, such as birdbaths or empty planters, weekly. Mosquitos lay their eggs in standing water.
It’s also important to know if you are allergic to bee stings. Always carry an epi-pen with you if you are allergic, and make sure you have a plan if you get stung.
As more people spend time outside, the risk of injury increases as well. Outdoor sports, boating, and summer camps increase the chance of injury. AFC Urgent Care Paramus provides injury treatment for all minor to moderate injuries. Be sure to wear a helmet when biking or participating in fast-moving activities to prevent head injuries. Also, check any equipment you have to make sure it’s fully operational. Visit our walk-in center for any injury treatment.
Barbecues and fireworks are two popular events throughout the summer. This increases the chance of an accidental burn. Be sure to properly clean your grill every time you use it to decrease the risk of a grease fire. Never leave a grill unattended. For fireworks, be sure to use them where legal, and do not set off fireworks near any homes or trees.