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Avera Medical Minute: Halloween Safety

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Halloween may be a fun holiday for children, but for parents the holiday can be a little tricky. You can easily prevent the three major causes of childhood Halloween injuries even though some hazards sometimes come in disguise.

Around this time of the year Family Life Educator Doniese Wilcox reminds parents about the top causes of Halloween injuries: they include eye abrasions from costumes,  skin irritations from face paints and injuries from flammable costumes. Parents should also remind children to: cross only at street corners, never run between parked cars, remove masks before crossing the street, and never go into a stranger's home.

Don't forget your pets. Find a place for them in a secure area within your home where they won't be spooked by strangers. In case your pet does escape, make sure they are wearing collars with identification tags.

Residents can help make it a safe Halloween by lighting up your homes and walkway. You can also remove anything that kids might trip over and use battery-powered lights instead of candles inside pumpkins

If you have questions call 877-AT-AVERA or visit this website: www.averamckennan.org


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