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    Keeping Kids Safe from Common Summer Injuries

    Summer Season Brings Increased Risk of Injuries for Children

    As the warm allows children to spend more time playing outdoors, parents need to be aware of the most common injuries that may occur and how to properly deal with them. The summer months present enjoyable opportunities for kids to enjoy activities in the sun, but this active lifestyle also exposes them to certain risks if precautions are not taken.

    Some of the most prevalent issues seen in children during the summer revolve around incidents of falls, bites, burns and stingers. Falling from bicycles, playground equipment or other heights is unfortunately common for kids exploring their surroundings. This can result in scrapes, cuts and even fractures. Insect bites and stings from bees, wasps or mosquitos are also regularly encountered. Contact with hot surfaces like barbecue grills or touching the inside of a car can easily lead to painful burns.

    While accidents will inevitably happen with children, parents can take measures to reduce the chances. Close supervision is important, especially near pools, roads or during outdoor . Proper protective gear like helmets and knee pads should be worn for activities with higher risks. It is wise for all family members to learn basic first aid to properly treat minor cuts, bites and stings at home. Signs of infection like increased pain, swelling or fever require medical evaluation.

    For any summer injuries that do occur, parents should remain calm and assess the situation. Minor issues can often be remedied with basic cleaning, antiseptics and bandages. Ibuprofen or calamine lotion may relieve discomfort from bites or stings. Continued bleeding, deep wounds or possible fractures are signs a visit to the doctor is necessary. By taking necessary safety precautions and knowing when professional help is required, families can enjoy their time outdoors while minimizing risks.

    The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.

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