Is My Insect Bite Infected? When to See a Doctor Ah, summertime. The warm sunshine, balmy afternoons, and…swarming insects. It’s that season again! If you have been outside for more than a few minutes lately, you probably have a mosquito bite or two. Most insect bites are harmless and don’t require medical care, but it’s important to watch for signs
Category: Summer safety
When to See a Doctor for a Spider Bite
When to See a Doctor for a Spider Bite Most spider bites are harmless. In fact, many people who believe they have been bitten by a spider actually have a skin rash or have been bitten or stung by another insect. Still, if your bite or rash is itchy, red, or uncomfortable, you can visit an urgent care doctor to
What Is the Best Treatment for Swimmer’s Ear?
What Is the Best Treatment for Swimmer’s Ear? Swimmer’s ear (otitis externa) refers to an infection that develops in the outer ear, or the space between the outside of the ear and the ear drum. Often, this condition develops as a result of water that collects in the ear after taking a swim, which creates an ideal environment for bacterial
Summer Injuries: When to Visit Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room
You always hope the summer will go off without a hitch, but if you or a family member becomes ill or injured, you must know ahead of time where to seek medical care. The emergency room plays a vital role in providing life-saving services, but sometimes, urgent care is more appropriate. Here’s how to tell which summer injuries are best
5 Ways to Stay Healthy All Summer Long
Summer, even for most adults, means vacations, pool parties, barbecues, and lots of sunshine. It’s a great time to relax—but, many of these plans are also an open invitation for getting sick or hurt, especially if you are traveling or spending lots of time outdoors. If you have lots of summer plans, here are five ways you can stay healthy
Summer Injuries & Illnesses
How to Identify & Treat Common Summer Injuries & Illnesses in Montgomery County, Maryland Summer is well underway here in Maryland and school’s out for the next few months, which means that children are outside playing in the sunshine and enjoying their time off. As much fun as they are having, it’s important to make sure that children are being
Poison Ivy: Treatment and Avoidance
It’s almost a rite of passage—your first poison ivy rash. But it’s one we’d all like to miss! Educate yourself about poison ivy and other poisonous plants and you may just be able to avoid this very uncomfortable reaction.
Drowning Safety Awareness
Drowning Safety Awareness Picture a person drowning. Are you imagining someone splashing, yelling, and gasping for air? That’s not really how drowning looks. Drowning is silent. It happens quickly. Learn how to spot the signs of drowning and you could save a life!
How to Avoid Dehydration
Do you know how much water you need to drink to stay hydrated in hot weather? It’s easier than you think to become dehydrated in summer if you’re not careful. Read our tips on getting enough water and avoiding dehydration while you’re enjoying summertime activities.
Avoid Heatstroke in DC’s Summer Swelter
Heatstroke is the most dangerous form of heat injury. It happens when you’ve spent too long in extreme heat or have overextended yourself physically in the sun. Heatstroke is extremely serious and requires emergency treatment.