In our home we move from one sport to the next baseball, football, basketball, cheer leading along with camping, wake boarding, hiking, bike riding, skateboarding, snowboarding and our latest addition this coming winter will be snow skiing – with all these activities there is no doubt a few scrapes and wounds will be included it is just part of the package deal.
What I did not know when I entered the mom world was the risk and possibility of my children contracting MRSA in their everyday activities from those scrapes and wounds – Did you know that Children are more likely to have scrapes or wounds that can be potential entryways for infection, and often visit places, like day care centers, playgrounds, locker rooms, classrooms, gymnasiums and sports facilities, where people come in close contact with each other and shared equipment may not be frequently cleaned. Thus are at a higher risk for MRSA.
When our oldest was rushed via ambulance with a life threatening cut to his throat I had no idea what I could and needed to do to help prevent MRSA – If you are anything like me it quickly became a concern realizing the dangers and risks involved.
Allow me to share with you a list from SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel that simplifies what we as moms need to know to prevent MRSA in our children and teens.
How do we help to prevent MRSA in our kids:
MOM TIP: Use SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel it is a must-have for any mom’s first aid kit. Unlike topical antibiotic ointments, SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel provides a barrier to MRSA, a highly contagious staph bacterial infection that is resistant to many antibiotics. SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel is antibiotic free and long lasting – providing up to 48 hours of protection when the bandage is kept clean and dry.
Tomorrow I will share with you on how to Identify MRSA along with offering a $100 Walgreens gift card giveaway so check in tomorrow for part two on MRSA and Kids.
**I received compensation from Kimberly-Clark Professional in the form of a gift card and product samples to participate in this campaign promoting the SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel. In addition, Kimberly-Clark Professional provided the gift card I am using as the prize in my promotion.