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December 13, 2017

Summer health hazards: Poison ivy, bugs, more

>>>
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>>>
this morning on new season, new you, summer health hazards. with warm weather comes new concerns about

poison ivy
to foo food-borne illnesses. we’ve got ivy, oak, sumac. we have pictures.

>>
yeah, it’s really, really important to recognize these plants, and they all have a common factor. they have this type of oil that can can cause that terrible rash people get. and this oil can really stick to your skin, cause these small red bumps, very itchy. and when that oil sticks to your clothes, for example, it can last for years.

>>
really?

>>
so you might have a sneaker you put away in the closet and bring out in the winter and you get that rash again. so you want to make sure if you have contacted any kind of these plants, you really want to wash the clothes carefully, wash your pets.

>>
because your pets can be contaminated.

>>
absolutely.

>>
do they get
poison ivy
?

>>
no, because they have fur but they can cost contaminate and get you infected. you want to use gloves. if you see the plants, dispose of them in plastic bags, don’t try to burn it, because if you inhale the smoke, you can irritate your lungs. if you get the rash, california amine lotion, anti histamines, benadryl. but the most important thing, make sure you get of rid of anything contaminated or wash it because you can get reinfected.

>>

heat rash
. what do you do for that?

>>

heat rash
not just for babies. what happens, your sweat pores get clogged and you can’t perspire and release the heat, which then causes a rash. tiny little bumps, can be itchy, you want moisture wicking clothing, cotton underwear. you don’t get it in those moist and warm areas. al, important for you. when you do get the rash, again, hydro cortisone ointment, but
stay cool
. this is a sign you’re over heated. it could progress to heatstroke.

>>
bug bites,
mosquito bite
to
lyme disease
.

>>

lyme disease
is serious, transmitted through ticks,

deer ticks
in particular. check yourself and your kids. the tick has to be on your skin for two or three days before it can transmit the disease so you can prevent it. it’s about the size of a
pin head
, very small. if you find a
tick bite
and develop a rash, the classic rash is a bull’s eye,
red ring
. antibiotics can can treat
lyme disease
. if untreated can lead to severe neurologic issues.

>>
bug bites, deet or not deet?

>>
deet is most effective and has been shown to be safe if used correctly, you don’t want it on your hands or face, for infants under six months, not recommended. but there are some deet-free options.

>>

food safety
.

>>

food safety
, yes.

>>
so much to worry about.

>>
grilling is so much fun and picni picnics. but there are some issues. first of all, you want to be very careful with the
raw meat
, okay. you want to make sure you keep it separated from the other food.

>>
no
cross contamination
.

>>
no
cross contamination
, separate platters for the cooked versus
raw meat
, separate utensils. also be careful in terms of perishables, macaroni, salad, mayonnaise or dairy, things in the cooler. nothing out for over two hours. have a separate beverage cooler, that’s the one people are opening, it’s not going to
stay cool
.

>>
bacteria growing.

>>
exactly. and use a
meat thermometer
when you’re grilling. don’t think you can judge from the outside, even if charred on the outside, raw on the inside, use a thermometer and make sure you’re getting to the right temperature. and leftovers, don’t keep anything if it’s been outside. in the cooler, you may be able to. but if not, just throw it out.

>>
my big take-away, wicking underwear.

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