Enjoy the great outdoors...safely!
Summer is here! It’s time to enjoy the great outdoors...or watch a lot of baseball on TV.
Even armchair sports fans are not immune from an occasional sprain or strain. If you find yourself nursing a barbecue injury or other minor condition, visit KRH Care Anywhere. We are available at any time of day or night, including the Fourth of July!
Top three conditions
1. Urinary tract infections (in women)*
Symptoms of a UTI include a strong and persistent urge to urinate, a burning sensation when urinating and pelvic pain. UTIs can be very uncomfortable and are unlikely to clear up without medical treatment. You can get care quickly by speaking with a KRH Care Anywhere health care provider.
*KRH Care Anywhere can only treat some UTIs in adult women. UTIs occurring in children or adult men will always require an in-person visit to a health care provider.
2. Skin irritations – insect bites, stings, rashes and hives
Skin irritation can occur in any season, but during summer you and your family may experience more insect bites or exposure to plant and animal irritants. Red, itchy, stinging skin with raised welts or other minor swelling are the usual symptoms of a bug bite or skin irritation.
To relieve symptoms, wash the area with soap and water. Apply a cool compress to reduce pain and swelling. Usually the symptoms will disappear in a day or two. However, if you are concerned, speak with a KRH Care Anywhere health care provider.
Sunburn is very common, especially among children. Repeated sun exposure can increase the risk of other conditions such as skin cancer and premature aging.
Avoid exposure to the sun in the middle of the day, and protect exposed skin with clothing and sunscreen. If you do get sunburned, apply cold compresses or take a cool bath to soothe the burn. Use over-the-counter sunburn and pain-relief medication and stay hydrated. Avoid the sun until your skin heals.
If you are concerned about any of your symptoms, contact KRH Care Anywhere.
Other conditions we treat
- Cuts and scrapes
- Poison ivy
- Bumps, burns and bruises
- Strains and sprains
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Pink eye
- Coughs, colds and flu
- Sinus congestion