With warmer weather, you and your family may be spending more time outdoors enjoying backyard activities. This might mean more bug bites, bumps, sunburns or rashes. The doctors you see using LiveHealth Online are here to help.
Prevent illness this summer with these tips:
Apply sunscreen. Wear sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 and reapply if you’ve been sweating, swimming or in the sun for more than two hours.
Manage allergies. You can use an app to monitor allergen levels, try one of these quick fixes or have a visit with a doctor.
Use bug spray. If you are using natural insect repellents, remember to reapply frequently since they don’t last as long as DEET. DEET is an unnatural insect repellant and safe for all ages if the concentration is between 10-30%. See the instructions to find out how much you should use on children.
Teach children how to stay safe. Gardening or taking a hike? Show your child how to identify poison ivy so they can avoid contact.
LiveHealth Online is here to support you and your family this summer. Have a visit anytime 24/7 to see a doctor in minutes.
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