First-Aid for Summer Boo-Boos

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Summer slip-ups are bound to happen when kids are playing outside and the fun heats up. While most moms are able to stay cool and collected in an emergency, reaching for bandages and antiseptic ointment, there’s often a moment of hesitancy. Apply ice or heat? Cover cut with a Band-Aid or go get stitches?

Charlotte Parent asked Dr. Charles Bregier, with Presbyterian Hospital Urgent Care, to weigh in on what should be done when the kids cry “Help!” Here’s a look at Mom’s typical first-aid response and what this doc says is the best course of treatment.