Those sunny skies and warmer temperatures can mean only one thing: summer. Before you head outside, it’s important to take some precautions to keep the entire family safe and healthy all season long. From grilling and sun safety to beachside swimming and
bug bite prevention, NorthShore University HealthSystem has the entire family covered with our summer safety tips
Click on the image below for the all the summer health tips you’ll need to take you to Labor Day and beyond.
The warmer temperatures of late spring and summer mean more outdoor family time, from BBQs to pool parties, but it’s
important to make sure that time is safe for you and your kids. Most of us know to practice vigilant sun safety during the hottest months of the year, when the sun’s rays are at their most intense, but sometimes we forget it’s also very important to protect
against dangerous insect bites. Warm temperatures are just as appealing to insects as they are to Chicagoans ready to leave a long winter behind.
Most mosquito bites are irritating but otherwise harmless; however, some mosquitoes can transmit encephalitis and West Nile virus, which can cause severe illness with symptoms like headache, high fever and bodily weakness. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease,
which can be treated if recognized early, so look for flu-like symptoms and possible rashes. Left untreated, Lyme disease can cause joint and muscle pain, fatigue, heart problems and neurological issues.
Felissa Kreindler, MD, Pediatrician at NorthShore, shares her tips for preventing insect bites and protecting against the illnesses
they can cause all summer long:
How do you protect your family from summer insect bites?
Summer is a great time to be outdoors and to take advantage of the weather. With the temperature changes and increased sunshine,
come some summer safety concerns.
Julie Holland, MD, a pediatrician at NorthShore, shares a few quick tips on how you can ensure your family stays safe this summer:
What do you do to keep your family safe and healthy during the summer? What are some of your favorite family activities?