Keeping Safe This Summer in TN

Summer is nearly here and that means lots of time outside. Lots of time outside also means more exposure to nasties like bug bites, poison oak, poison ivy and poison sumac. All of these can have disastrous complications if you aren’t prepared.

Treating Bug Bites and Stings

Powell Pediatrics explains that most stings and bites are easily treated at the scene or at home with topical ointments. However, if any of your children are susceptible to bites or poisons it is important to get them to a doctor’s office as quickly as possible. If you are aware of any allergies, be sure to keep the appropriate medications close by including an epi pen.

Spiders are also notorious at this time of year and will bite if disturbed. The same goes with snakes. Powell Pediatrics recommends that you stay vigilant and keep your eyes and ears open.

Schedule a Checkup with Powell Pediatrics

If you aren’t sure about allergies and bug bites, call and schedule an appointment with Powell Pediatrics. After all, it’s much better to be safe than sorry.

Call and make appointments for your children today.