Published: May 30, 2013 9:48 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. With summer upon us, there are many safety reminders for your family.
Here to discuss this and more is Dr. Annette St. Pierre-MacKoul.

Sun Safety:


Sunscreen:  SPF >30, apply and re-apply.

Hydration, seek shade

Wear Hats, long clothing

UV blocking sunglasses


Food Safety:


Grilling:  Cook thoroughly, check utensils / plates.

Keep food chilled.

Wash hands often.


Water Safety:


Adult Supervision

Phone for 911

Safety hook / preserver

Standing water concerns

Learn CPR


Insect / Bug Bites:


Prevention with insect repellent.

Separate from sunscreen by 30 minutes.

Apply to clothes

After bite:  benadryl by mouth, alcohol, calamyne.


Advice for kids this summer:


Exercise at least 2 hours per day.

Exercise your mind at least 1 hour per day.

Camps or supervised activities.