Bug bites, blisters, sun burn, you name it. Summer camp is just around the corner, and with it comes a number of nagging issues for kids. So, how can your children stay healthy at summer camp?

Sue Martin from the MinuteClinic stopped by Good Day Tuesday to show you what to pack in your child's duffel bag to protect them at camp.

Insect Repellent (versions w/Deet or without - personal preference; DEET more effective and does protect against ticks too)
Spray exposed parts of the body; keep away from eyes, mouth and nose
Protects up to 3 hours
Sweat resistant

After Bite Anti-Itch Wipes
Newer product - easier to use than some other anti-itch relief
Easy to carry
Provide instant relief, easing the itch

CVS Fast Cover Sport Sunscreen SPF 30
Just named one of the top sunscreens by Consumer Reports
Demonstrates that some of the cheapest products are the best
Look for at least SPF 30; blocks about 97% of UVB rays, so higher SPF isn't going to offer that much more protection
Retains its SPF for 80 minutes of water activity
Sprays at all angles

Aloe Lip Balm with Sunscreen
Good product for lips and areas that can't be sprayed
Contains SPF 30 to protect lips from sun while keeping them moist

Flexible Band-Aids - Great for Blisters
At camp, you want a band-aid that's going to hold
These offer long lasting adhesive, AND
Durable fabric to help stay on longer under camp conditions
Band-Aids with antibiotic ointment are also a smart choice

Hand Sanitizer
Great to use if you're on a hike or overnight and water and soap are unavailable
Kills 99.9% of germs and leaves hands feeling soft and refreshed

Preparation for a healthy camp experience begins with a camp physical
Required by most camps; so if your child hasn't received one this year, you should check about the camp's requirements

Even if it's not required, it's a good idea to make sure your child is healthy and able to safely participate in camp activities

Available at MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics and medical/doctors offices.

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