Summer Health Tips

July 4, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Doctors Express – South Plainfield

With more people heading outdoors to take advantage of warm weather, don’t let hidden health hazards put a damper on your summer fun. Doctors Express in South Plainfield treats patients suffering from heat and sun-related illnesses each year.  If you prepare for problems caused by heat and sun you can avoid health issues and better enjoy the summer season.

Here are a few heat-related concerns to look out for:

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Sunburn

With that warm summer sun comes another common seasonal problem – sunburn. Long-sleeved, loose fitting shirts, wide-brimmed hats and sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays are important. It can be easy to skimp on the sunscreen, but skin cancer rates are high in the U.S., so it is important to take precautions. If you miss a spot, however, or don’t remember to re-apply your sunscreen, cool cloths, aloe vera creams and gels, and over-the-counter pain relievers can help soothe the burn. If itching is an issue, antihistamines like Benadryl can also be helpful.

Dehydration

The most common summer complaint is dehydration. Elevated temperatures and the hot sun can quickly sap the body’s moisture. Water and shade breaks are vital to staying hydrated. Also, try to schedule outdoor activities when the sun’s rays aren’t so intense – typically before 10 a.m. and after 2 p.m. Dehydration can worsen quickly, bringing on dangerous conditions like heat exhaustion and potentially life-threatening heat stroke.

Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

If dehydration is severe, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can occur. People suffering from heat exhaustion may experience cool, moist skin, headaches and dizziness. Nausea and vomiting may also occur. If possible, stop all activity, move to a cool, shaded place and drink water or sports drinks.

If heat exhaustion is left untreated, heat stroke can occur. Symptoms of heat stroke include dry, hot skin, fever, seizures and unconsciousness.  As with heat exhaustion, move to a cool, shaded place, drink water or non-caffeinated beverages and call 911. If available, cover the affected person with towels or sheets soaked in water to help the body regulate its temperature. Heat stroke can be deadly, so anyone showing symptoms should see a doctor immediately.

With any of these summer hazards, the best treatment is prevention, but if injuries or symptoms are severe, always visit your local urgent care center for a prompt professional medical examination.

Doctors Express Urgent Care in South Plainfield is a state-of-the-art urgent care center open extended hours seven days a week.  Walk-ins are welcome, most insurance plans are accepted, and we offer a comprehensive suite of in-house services that include digital x-rays and on-site lab testing. All patients are treated by board-certified physicians and our wait times are comparatively short.  Visit us at 907 Oak Tree Avenue, Oak Park Commons (near the Super A&P) in South Plainfield or call us at 908-222-3500.  We’re open weekdays from 8am -8pm and weekends from 8am – 5pm.

 Doctors Express, a leading national urgent care provider opened its newest state-of-the-art facility in January to serve local residents and businesses. We are located in South Plainfield (just minutes from Edison) at 907 Oak Tree Avenue in the Oak Park Commons Center next to Super A&P. Doctors Express provides quality, convenient, and affordable medical care for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries ranging from cuts and bruises, sprains to fractures, and coughs to colds and much more. Travel vaccinations, flu shots, sports and camp physicals are also available as well as DOT and pre-employment physicals and alcohol/drug testing. Appointments and referrals are not required with prompt care offered on an extended-hours basis, seven days a week. We're open weekdays from 8am-8pm and weekends from 8am-5pm. Doctors Express accepts most insurance plans and provides a comprehensive suite of medical services including digital x-rays, on-site laboratories, and prescription medicine dispensation. Patients are always treated by licensed and board-certified physicians who are passionate about the practice of medicine. Doctors Express emphasizes respect and compassion and strives to provide the highest quality medical care in a convenient manner. For more information please call us at 908-222-3500 or visit our website www.DoctorsExpressSouthPlainfield.com.

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