Home. It’s where you spend your time, growing up, building a safe space for your children and making memories for years to come. But sometimes an unintentional household injury can happen when you least expect it, so it’s important to know how to deal with injuries in the home, and know when to see a medical professional for help.
Slips | Trips | Minor Falls
The best way to avoid tripping or slipping in the home is to keep the floor free of clutter.
Burns | Cuts | Bruises
The goal is to avoid burns. However, if your child or you experience a burn, run the affected area under cool water for up to 20 minutes. If the pain persists, consult a medical professional immediately.
Glass Related Injuries | Falling Objects
Kids love to climb. If there are small children in the house, make sure you’ve secured any furniture they could pull down or might fall on them. If you’re changing a light bulb or grabbing a glass off a shelf that’s too high, make sure to use a proper step stool (or find someone really tall), so you don’t fall or have something unintentionally fall on you.
If your child ingests a foreign object and is choking, call 911 immediately.
While many household injuries are preventable, we realize they can still happen. If you’ve been injured at home and think you need to be evaluated by a medical professional, stop by your local vybe urgent care and be seen today.