First Aid

Summer Survival Guide

STAY HYDRATED
Always keep a bottle
of water handy.
Drink before you
start to feel thirsty.
Choose water over other sugary
beverages to stay hydrated.
PROTECT YOUR SKIN
FROM THE SUN
The sun’s rays can start to damage
your skin in as little as 15 minutes.
Use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.
Apply sunscreen 20 minutes
before sun exposure, and
re-apply every two hours.
AVOID MOSQUITO BITES
Use insect repellent to help
prevent mosquito bites.
Wear long sleeves and pants
in areas with many mosquitoes.
Apply repellent only to
exposed areas of skin.

PACK A SUMMER FIRST AID KIT

+ Bug Spray
+ Sunscreen
+ Bottle of Water
+ Instant Ice Packs
+ Tweezers
+ Sanitizing Wipes
+ Band-Aids, Gauze, and Tape
+ Aloe Vera Gel
+ Thermometer
+ Hydrocortisone Cream
+ Tea Tree Oil
+ Antibiotic Ointment
+ Antiseptic Towelettes
+ Cotton Balls
+ Saline Solution
Poison Ivy
Poison Oak
Poison Sumac

POISONOUS
PLANTS

 

IF YOU COME
IN CONTACT
WITH THESE PLANTS
Wash exposed area
with soap and water
for 5 to 10 minutes.
If a rash starts to break
out, soak in a cool bath sprinkled with oatmeal
or baking soda.
Wash clothes and sneakers
to get rid of any oil.

Sources: Dr. Marissa Ferrazzo-Weller of Pearl River Internal Medicine, Nyack Hospital; Center for Disease Control and Prevention cdc.gov