First Aid Tips
For Parents

Last time we covered a couple of important things if your kids participate in summer activities including summer camps.

If you have not seen that post yet, you can scroll down and check it out right here.

Today I am going to review a couple of important first aid tips for you.The first being head trauma.

If your child has suffered any type of head trauma, you have to keep your eyes open for any signs of concussion.

These being headache, confusion, fatigue, nausea and vomiting.

If any of these signs or symptoms are present, please get your child to emerg right away for a thorough assessment.

Secondly; sprains, strains, bumps and bruises: what is best …. heat or cold?

You never want to put heat on a fresh injury. There is already a lot of inflammation at the injury site so adding heat will only make the inflammation worse.

Ice is always the best and safest thing to do as it’s a natural anti-inflammatory. Twenty minutes on and 20 off until you can have their injury properly assessed by a health professional.

And you may need to lightly wrap and immobilize if it’s an arm or leg injury.

And finally, how can you tell the difference between a sprain and a break?

Typically a sprain is going to puff up real fast and be quite painful. A broken bone on the other hand won’t swell as much and the pain may not be as severe.

But the only way to differentiate and know for sure is with an xray.If you ever need a quick xray in a circumstance like this, I can help you out.

We can get you in and out of my X-Ray clinic right away so you don’t have to spend 6 to 8 hours waiting at emerg.

In the meantime, if you need me you can reach me at 905 335 LIFE (5433).I am always here to help.

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