We often think of visiting the emergency room in the winter. Slipping on ice or shoveling snow are frequent reasons for visits to the ER. But, statistics show that ER visits peak in the summer months.
1.The 5 Top Reasons We Visit The ER
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- Dehydration can be very dangerous. Avoid sugary, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks when the weather is hot.
- Often by the time you realize you’ve got a serious sunburn, it’s too late.
- Summertime is for grilling and firepits. But, watch those flammable liquids and flames, especially if there is a wind.
- Outdoor injuries are also common causes of ER visits. We climb, run, stretch, swim. In short, we play and sometimes we get hurt.
- Food poisoning is very common in the summer months. Don’t ever leave food out for more than one hour when the temperature is above 90%. If you’re not sure if your food is good, toss it. It’s not worth a trip to the ER.