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Solve summer ailments with Karie Engels

Lifestyle expert Karie Engels shares tips to get back to having fun after minor summer ailments.
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Being outside and finding fun summer adventures can find individuals facing a few minor summer ailments. Karie Engels, lifestyle expert, shares tips and tricks how to quickly resolve common summer issues such as bee stings, head lice, and broken bones.


Broken Bones: Summertime doesn't have to be ruined just because of a broken bone. Thanks to DryPro water protective cast covers, people with broken bones can now swim, bathe and shower –all without ever getting a single drop of water on their cast. DryPro is made of high quality surgical rubber that looks like a sleeve which fits over casts or bandages. The DryPro offers complete water protection during any water activity. The device offers comfort and flexibility; plus, it features a non-skid grid on the sole to prevent slipping. The Dry Pro™ is available in a variety of sizes designed to fit the youngest child all the way to NFL linebackers. Its reliable vacuum seal offers the safest and most effective method for keeping casts dry.

Bee stings: If you happen to get stung by a bee this summer then ice is the answer. Unless of course you are having a reaction which requires immediate medical attention. It is important to apply ice to the sting ASAP. Then, try to get the stinger out once the area is slightly numbed. Blue No. 7 Vintage Ice Bags are the perfect way to alleviate burning, itching, reduces muscle spasms, inflammation and most of all, helps you relax naturally. ​​They are the perfect size for everyday use.

Heat Exhaustion: Summer means heat and sweating. It is very easy to get overheated and for your body to lose too many fluids. Rest and staying hydrated is key to overcoming heat exhaustion. The Aquasana drinking water filter instantly transforms ordinary tap water into clean, extraordinary tasting water. This NSF Certified filtration technology has been independently tested and proven to remove over 97% of chlorine and chloramines. Plus, it helps keep you hydrated this summer!

Bites: Keep pests away while outdoors this summer with BugBand Wristbands! Safe for the entire family, the BugBand wristband is an effective, DEET-free band that works effectively to repel insects naturally for up to 120 hours! The vapors from the plastic BugBand wristband form a protective shield around the immediate area, keeping insects a safe distance away. Individual wristbands are available in olive green, blue, yellow, red, pink, black, orange, purple, glow-in-the-dark and a Family 4-Pack.

Head lice: Your kids aren't the only ones celebrating the end of the school year. Head lice love summer! There's heat, there's humidity and, best of all, there's a lack of school personnel disturbing their peaceful procreation. The Lice Knowing You© line of all natural, non-toxic lice prevention hygiene products has a "Camp Pak" that will ease your lice worries. The kit includes shampoo, detangler, and lice prevention wipes that prevent lice with the swipe of a wipe! All Lice Knowing You© products are made of only natural ingredients and are vegan, nut-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, gluten-free and paraben-free.

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