It’s June, it’s hot, and it’s time to go swimming! A day at the pool or beach sounds wonderful, especially in this Texas heat. However, if you are swimming with young children, be vigilant when it comes to safety.
Drowning is the leading cause of death in young children. It can happen quickly, silently, and suddenly. When your child is in the pool, be sure to have a designated “water watcher”. Lifeguards are great, but if you are at a public place with plenty of people, it doesn’t hurt to have a second pair of eyes on your child.
Follow these guidelines to protect your child in the water:
We always get a lot of questions about dry drowning or secondary drowning. These terms have become more and more prominent in the news and social media. But the truth is dry drowning is not a medically accepted condition and every proposed case of dry drowning has been found to have a medically recognized diagnosis. This term has become very popular on social media, and causes widespread fear, but all parents need to know is if your child is coughing or acting sick after being in the water, take them to the doctor to be observed. They are most likely fine, but being cautious does not hurt.
Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care has 10 locations in Texas. We are happy to announce that we will be opening a location in New Braunfels this summer, located at 312 FM 306, New Braunfels TX, 78130
We are open from 9am–9pm Mon.-Fri., 9am-6pm on Sat., and 10am-6pm on Sun. For more information, please call 210.543.7334. We welcome walk-ins, accept most insurance plans and are proud to be accredited by the Urgent Care Association!
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