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Keith Kaiser is finding out how to keep children safe in the Summer

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Kids and adults become more active during the warmer months opening up the possibility of more mishaps.

Keith Kaiser asked some experts at Kosair Children's Medical Center - Brownsboro about how to stay healthy during the summer time.

Encounters with poison ivy, bug bites or a scraped knee can be taken care of with some simple first aid.

Other situations may need medical attention.

Ronald Paul, M.D. & Erika Janes, R.N. offer some advice on keeping your family safe during the summer.

Have allergy medications on hand to combat the outdoor allergens.

Make sure to apply sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before going outside to give it time to soak in.

And reapply sunscreen throughout the day.

In case you do get a sunburn, keep the skin cool, do not add an oily lotion that can trap the radiating heat and force the burn deeper into the skin.

Spray on bug spray to prevent irritating bug bites and have medicated creams or lotions on hand to soothe itchy skin.

Check out the clips above for more Summer First Aid advice.

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