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As a parent we don’t want significant accidents to occur—but they do.
Kids suffer abrasions, cuts, scalds and burns. They dislocate fingers and break bones. And they swallow things. While we don’t recommend that you encase your young ones in bubble wrap or tape their mouths shut, we do suggest you
The most common sources of injuries in children are due to:
- Bites and stings (animals and insects).
- Accidental impacts (struck by a ball, colliding with another child; sports injuries)
- Car accidents (mostly involving teenagers).
- Cuts and puncture wounds.
- Foreign objects (splinters and swallowing things).
- Burns and scalding (usually involving stoves and heaters).
Fortunately, most of these result in non-fatal injuries. And most can be treated at home.
And when they can’t be treated at home, what should you do? Come see us when your child suffers one of these accidents and then they suffer:
- Difficulty breathing.
- The injury to their neck, head, back or spine.
- Excessive bleeding, headache, nausea or vomiting.
- Loss of consciousness.
- The injury was caused by a dirty or rusty object.
- The injury shows sign of infection.
- A bite from a venomous or wild animal.
- Constipation or bloating (due to ingesting a foreign object).
Frontline ER is an acute care emergency room providing healthcare services to the communities we live and work within. Give us a call or contact us through our website should you have more questions about our services.