I have seen more horrific finger lacerations from improperly opened canned foods than I can count. It happened again this week. It’s usually the same story. Mom is busy cooking dinner. Curious toddler finds the recently opened can in the bin. The lid is still partially attached. Mother hears the child screaming as the initial… Continue reading Toddlers and Tin Cans
Summer is here and in the pediatric urgent care I have begun to see more soft tissue injuries, broken bones and lacerations. While kids are out of school they have markedly more freedom to explore and with this they find creative ways to injure themselves. It is important to have first aid supplies ready. I… Continue reading Top 10 Items in my First Aid Kit
July is here and summer is in full swing and swimming is a must! As summer begins we start to see a lot of kids with ear trouble. Swimmer’s ear is the common name for an infection/irritation of the external ear canal due to bacteria in the pool, river or lake we’ve been swimming in.… Continue reading Swimmer’s Ear
Trying to figure out how to defend against mosquitoes naturally has been an ongoing experiment at our Texas home. Thanks to a ton of rain this spring we’ve been able to do plenty of testing. Skin So Soft by Avon has been studied head to head against DEET and has shown itself to be ~85% as… Continue reading Natural Mosquito Defense
This is a photo of my hot tub. Yep. Into this simple and sleek design we can actually cram our entire family (2 adults and a kid).