Preventing ER Visits on Vacation (#2)

Studies have shown that wounds heal faster and with less scarring if kept covered. Kids won’t always keep them on, but you can try. One of my sons still has some very small scars on his arms from insect bites that he scratched and got infected.

So remember to bring bandaids of different sizes. Also helpful are gauze or telfa non-stick pads and paper tape or small ace wraps to hold larger dressings in place. Clean cuts or abrasions gently with warm water and a non-irritating cleanser like Cetaphil, use a little of antibiotic ointment, and cover.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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