Dr. Thomas Evans, Milford Regional’s Assistant Director of the Emergency Department, provides parents a few tips to avoid a trip to the hospital on Halloween.
- Because trick or treating typically takes place in the dark, it’s important to wear bright or reflective clothing while walking around to be visible to motor vehicles.
- Bring a flashlight and be mindful of where you are walking. It is easy to step into a hole and fall and injure oneself.
- Take a good look at the candy your trick-or-treater has collected. There have been cases of children eating candy, cookies or brownies whose packaging looks very much like those treats, but are in fact marijuana edibles. Children can get quite ill from these.
- Keep trick-or-treaters home if they are not feeling well. There are respiratory illnesses going around now, both Covid and RSV. We are seeing an increase in children with difficulty breathing. There is also a shortage of pediatric hospital beds in the region now. This can make for a challenging situation for these patients.
Have an Enjoyable & Safe Halloween from MRMC.