Notes from a Dr. Oz show

Posted 05/14/2014 | By HealthCorps

Dr. Oz recently hosted a show devoted entirely to family health. On this special day there was an audience full of kids to assist with the “lessons of the day.” One of the lesson plans involved the typical mistakes parents make and the “right way to do it!”

If your child gets a nosebleed, you typically tilt their head back. That can result in blood accumulating in their mouth and throat.

Not the best practice. Instead, have them bend their head forward and apply pressure to the nostrils and bridge of the nose for about a minute.

If your child gets burned, you typically apply ice to cool it down and reduce inflammation.

Not exactly the best practice. Instead, apply cool water which will calm inflammation, without causing additional damage from extreme cold.

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