Spring Health Tips for Parents

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Tips for a Healthy Spring

Spring has officially sprung and everyone is excited to spend time outdoors enjoying the weather. As your child pulls out their bike and starts playing outside with friends more often, it is important to ensure their safety and health against certain springtime ailments.

Here’s how to keep the whole family safe this spring:

Sun Safety

Increased time outdoors means more sun exposure. As the weather warms up and the sun grows stronger, it is essential that your child wear sunscreen even on cloudier days to avoid sunburn and UV damage. Pick them up a pair of sunglasses and a new hat to protect their eyes and offer some much-needed shade.

Stay Hydrated

All of that running around and extra time in the sun will increase your child’s need for water. Be sure they are drinking plenty of water and limit their soda and lemonade intake to avoid dehydration. This will increase their energy levels, hydrate their skin, and keep them feeling overall healthier.

Allergy Care

While the coming of spring is beautiful, it can be a literal headache for those with allergies. Dust mites and pollen are common springtime allergies that Urgentology Care treats every year. If someone in your family is experiencing irritating allergy symptoms, schedule an appointment with our team.

Bites and Stings

Insects are in full swing in the spring and it is possible that your family will experience some type of bug bite or sting this season. In many cases, a bug bite will go away on its own after a few days. But if the bug was poisonous or if you are allergic to their sting, you will require medical attention. Some of the more severe symptoms associated with insect bites or stings include:

  • Swelling
  • Nausea
  • Blisters
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness
  • Hives
  • Increased or irregular heartbeat
  • Difficulty breathing

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, come to Urgentology Care for immediate care.

Urgent Care in Arlington

At Urgentology Care, we dedicate ourselves to offering the best medical care for you and your entire family. This spring, we're here to help. If you have any questions about our services, contact us today: (817) 799-7273