Summer is a time of fun and warm weather. Families frolicking on the beach and picnics in the park are common sights in summertime.
Nosebleeds and sunburns are also common sights. Do you know what to do for these and other summertime injuries?
Plenty of summer injuries have conventional home remedies that are, frankly, wrong. These are five common first aid myths that don't help you - some may even hurt you.
Digging your credit card out of your wallet just to scrape away a bees stinger means the stinger just gets more time to pump venom into you. Yank it out, the quicker the better!
Nosebleeds are more common in the summer heat and dry air. Mom tells you to lean back with a nosebleed to keep from dripping blood all over your soccer uniform. Truth is, leaning back just makes you swallow blood. Yuck!
I still think this is a cruel joke. Urine will only work if it is acidic (has acid in it). Most people dont have acidic urine. Vinegar works for real.
Only if the burn was your toast! Butter and oils trap heat and make your sunburn worse. Need something to sooth tender skin? Try aloe.
Cutting into a snake bite and sucking out the venom only works in cowboy movies. It wont help the victim and its a great way to get infection and venom into both victim and rescuer.