With all this outdoors time it is inevitable that one of the kids will get a bug bite, step on something yucky, fall off their bike, or end up with one of the 10 perils of summer.
1.Bee Sting – Ouch! Bees, wasps, hornets and other stinging bugs are sometimes unavoidable.
2.Sunburn – Protect your skin from the sun, and avoid the most severe UV rays between 10am-4pm.
3.Concussions – A concussion can result from a blow to the body or head, such as a fall from a swing set.
4.Poison Oak & Ivy – In the woods everything is green and leafy and… poisonous? Some plants really make you itch.
5.Jellyfish – They’re not really fish, and they don’t attack. But their tentacles pack a painful and potent venom.
6.Tick bites – Lyme disease and other complications can arise from a nasty little tick bite. Ask a doctor.
7.Sunstroke – Kids and seniors are at higher risk for heat exhaustion and sunstroke. Be aware.
8.Sports Injuries – After a long winter, we’re in a rush to get outdoors. Sometimes leading to a trip and fall.
9.Burns – Accidents can happen when we’re around campfires or BBQ grills. Get treatment right away.
10.Kids bumps and bruises – Sometimes it’s a minor scrape, but it may be a more serious bruise. Let’s have a look.
I’m a lot less nervous about all these potential accidents now that I’ve tried Doctor on Demand! There has been so many occasions when I have sat with a kid that just got a boo boo not knowing if it really warranted a trip to emergency room and when the pediatricians office is closed trying to describe symptoms to a covering doctor over the phone isn’t always easy. With Doctors on Demand, I am video chatting with the doctor so they can see what I see, plus I can snap pictures during the chat and send them right to the doctor.
Another great thing about Doctor on Demand is the app is its available when ever you are. As a busy mom I often have little illnesses that I just don’t want to waist the time sitting in a doctors office for, so I put off going. Now I can just tap my phone and the ‘waiting room” only takes a few moments.
I used Doctor on Demand today for a rash I have on the arch of my foot. The rash has been a nuisance but not painful or bothersome enough to schedule a doctors appointment during my busiest time of the year. Luckily Doctor on Demand came to the rescue, I was easily able to turn on the app and connect with a doctor immediately. I was able to send pictures to Dr. Sullivan along with video chatting so that she could get a great visual and then she called me in a prescription for an antibacterial cream and an anti itch lotion. Both prescriptions were ready at my pharmacy within an hour, I simply ran through the pharmacy drive-thru and my rash is on its way to being healed.
A Doctors visit at Doctor on Demand cost $40, but you can give them a try for free with coupon code EASTCOAST.
Stuff happens but Doctors on Demand is always just a few taps away, no matter where you are this summer!