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After being cooped up all winter, you’re more than likely dying to get outside and enjoy the warm weather and participate in summer activities.  But with the summer months brings a host of health concerns, from cuts and scrapes to insect bites.

AFC Doctors Express Hamilton is here for all of your summer health conditions to ensure that you can be in and out of our urgent care center and back to enjoying yourself.  Here are some of the health conditions you may experience this summer:

Mosquito Bites

It’s almost impossible to be outside and watch the beautiful sunset without being attacked by mosquitoes.  To avoid being bitten, be sure to apply insect repellent, wear protective layered clothing, and try to stay indoors during peak times of dawn and dusk.

Cuts, Scrapes, and Broken Bones

With the weather warming up, there’s more opportunities for outdoor activities such as bike riding, camping, and beach outings.  AFC Doctors Express Hamilton has you covered for all of your minor injuries such as:

  • Cuts that require stitching
  • Scrapes
  • Broken Bones
  • Strains
  • & more

Sunburns and Grilling Burns

Ouch!  No one wants to bake in the sun or accidentally burn yourself trying to make yourself a hamburger or hot dog, but it can happen.

  • To avoid sunburns, be sure to:
  • Apply sunscreen as directed or needed
  • Take heed to the shade when the sun is at its peak
  • Wear protective clothing such as a wide-brim hat and sunglasses

To avoid cooking burns, be sure to:

  • Never use an outdoor grill indoors
  • Use grilling utensils such as tongs and spatulas 
  • Practice general cooking safety such a not standing too close to the fire

Dehydration

In the midst  of the summer heat, it’s easy to forget to stay hydrated.  A few ways to stay hydrated throughout the day include keeping a water bottle nearby, and invest in a reusable water bottle, taking frequent water breaks, and staying out of direct sunlight.

 

 

For more information about the services we provide, please call to speak with one of our medical professionals at 609-890-4100.