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Prevention before needing First Aid

Jenny Bourne - Monday, September 14, 2009
Are there times when you feel you know you should have put the sunscreen on and then you would not have been burnt so badly? Or that you did drink more water during the day when you were working outside? or playing sport on a hot day?  Or Worn long sleeved shirt or top? or put on the hat?

With the unusually hot days in the past few weeks you may have set out from home in the morning ready for a spring day and found it was a really hot day. Is it better to prevent sunburn by applying sunscreen each day so it is part of your daily routine? To have a hat at work, in your car and at home. To carry a bottle of water and sip from it throughout the day. To avoid playing sport or being outside in the middle of the day and so enjoy early morning or evening walks and being outside in the cool of the day. 

As that old saying of prevention is better than cure surely applies to the little inconvenience of putting on sunscreen, carrying a bottle of water and wearing a hat compared to the pain of sunburn whether first degree or second degree with blisters, or the discomfort of heat exhaustion feeling nauseated, headache, irritable and lethargic. 

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