Your Family’s Summer Survival Guide
The season that you have all been waiting for has finally arrived: summer!
While summer may be the perfect opportunity to go on epic family adventures, it can also give way to some unpleasant ailments.
This survival guide will help you and your family stay healthy during the sunny season so that you can take full advantage of the beautiful weather.
In the summertime, we have so many amazing options to get active. And although they might be tons of fun, they can often lead to more than a few unsightly bumps and bruises. But it’s not just about how they look; it’s how much they hurt too!
- Rest is one key to help heal everyday strains and sprains.
- Apply an ice pack or cold compress immediately to the bruise to reduce swelling.
- Elevate your injury to reduce swelling. Try to keep the injured area higher than your heart as much as possible.
- Massage the affected area with an ointment or gel. Try Arnicare to ease resorption of bruises and inflammatory oedema caused by falls, blows or blunt injury. Made with 100% naturally-sourced medicinal ingredients, Arnicare Gel and Cream are recommended for adults and children 3 years of age and older.
It’s difficult to escape summer without a mosquito bite or two (hundred), especially if you love the great outdoors.
Here are some tips to help stop bug bites before they happen:
- Wear closed-toe shoes instead of sandals when going on a nature walk.
- Avoid using scented products or perfume.
- Avoid leaving sugary foods on the table when eating outside.
- Keep away from infested areas, such as woods and ponds, especially at dusk and dawn.
- Protect yourself from insects by wearing a hat as well as long, light-coloured clothing.
And if you still end up getting bitten, make sure to keep a tube of Dapis Gel on hand. This homeopathic medicine helps alleviate pain, relieve itching & hives and promote the healing of insect bites in both adults and children.
Family vacations are normally the summer highlight for all those involved. That said, a fun trip can become not-so-fun in a matter of minutes if one family member suffers from motion sickness.
Although it is most common in children aged 3 to 12 years, it is always good to have a few tricks up your sleeve to help ease that “sick to your stomach” feeling.
Luckily, here are 5 simple tips you can use to help reduce motion sickness whether by land, air or sea:
- Stare at a fixed point in the distance. If you are travelling by car, look out the window and stare at the horizon.
- Don’t try to read or watch a movie.
- Keep hydrated and eat something light before you travel.
- If possible, open the window to breathe in fresh air.
- Try Cocculine! This homeopathic medicine relieves symptoms of motion sickness such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness and cold sweats in adults and children 2 years and older. These non-drowsy, quick-dissolving tablets are convenient to take, since no water is needed.
Now you’re all set to head off on an adventure and enjoy your summer to the fullest!
These homeopathic medicines may not be right for everyone. Always read and follow the label.