Enjoy Your Outdoor Visit Without A Trip To Urgent Care
This weekend, a lot of families will be taking off to camp at nearby lakes or to find a quiet place to enjoy fireworks for 4th of July weekend. It’s for that reason and for future summer camping trips that CareXpress Urgent Care staff have come up with a list of camping safety tips to share with our readers. In part one of this blog series we mentioned getting caught up on vaccinations, packing plenty of fresh water and healthy foods, and being aware of how much time is spent in the sun.
Here are 3 more camping safety tips for the second part of our urgent care blog series:
Tip #1- Plan safe physical activities. Preventing a visit to an urgent care by avoiding fractures would be a wise choice. If you’re not used to hiking long distances, climbing large hills, or water skiing all day long then just take it easy. Don’t try to over-do anything just because it’s a camping trip. Hiking, walking and swimming can keep you active, but be sure to bring the right protective gear with you such as; tennis shoes, helmets, life jackets, fresh water, and lots of sunscreen!
Tip #2- Keep an eye out for poisonous plants. Wherever there are woodsy areas there is bound to be poison ivy, poison oak, and/or poison sumac. Avoiding these plants is the best prevention, but if you happen to get a rash and you’re unsure about it, check in with one of our urgent care clinics for rash treatment options.
Tip #3- Beware of insects, arachnids, and other bugs. When camping it’s tough to avoid insects like wasps, bees, biting flies, or mosquitoes. Furthermore, ticks, part of the arachnid family, are one of the most common problems in tall grassy and woodsy areas. To repel many creepy crawly things remember to pack a bug repellent for everyone to wear.
These are a few basic camping safety tips to help remind you and your family of things to keep everyone safe. We hope you have a great 4th of July celebration and if you have camping plans at any point this summer, we hope you remain safe! If you need to visit any of our CareXpress Urgent Care locations, please click here for our addresses and hours of operation.