Red is a Good Color for Kids’ Clothes, Not Their Skin

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The sun has finally broken through the clouds and it is a gorgeous, sunny day. This is the type of day made for playing outdoors! The kids are quickly putting on their shoes and runing out the door to enjoy the beautiful day. Four hours later, they come back in looking flush with all of their exertions. Unfortunately the red flush on their faces isn’t…

Treating Kids’ Sunburns

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“Mommy, my skin hurts,” says the six year old boy. His mother looks at her son and realizes that she forgot to have him put on sunscreen before he came outside. Now he has been out in the sun for the past three hours and looks as red as a lobster! While parents do their best to make sure their children do not get too…

Stop Getting Ticked Off by Bug Bites

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

It’s the end of another long summer day. The kids are exhausted after playing outside most of the day and are ready for bed. As they are changing to their pajamas, you notice that one of your precious little ones has a red welt on his chest. Then you notice a couple of more and wonder what you should do. In this case, the red…

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