Walk-in clinics great for small summertime injuries

BR Lagniappe

POSTED: Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 10:30am

UPDATED: Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 10:34am

Dr. Frederick Schouest with North Oaks Walk-In Clinic came on BR Lagniappe to share safety tips on some common summer concerns.  

Schouest said that an 85 degree day elevates a car's temperature to 120 or 130 degrees in minutes, even with the windows slightly open or when parked in the shade. 

Schouest said that even a parent running into the store to get something for five minutes can mean disastrous results for a young child left in a locked car with windows up. 

Schoest then said that as far as sunscreens are concerned, that it is important to use a 15 to 30 SPF sunscreen and to re-apply it after going into and coming out of the water and after several hours of first application. 

He stated it is also advisable to let younger children go out in the early part of the day and later in the afteroon and to stay out of the sun in the middle of the day when heat is the greatest.

 For more information on Walk-in Clinics visit www. northoaks.org or call (985) 230-6647. 

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