-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SATURDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- From decorative contact
lenses to face paint, experts warn that Halloween costumes may
result in a wide array of potentially serious health issues from
falls to allergic reactions.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration along with the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission provided the following "lucky 13"
guidelines on how kids and their parents can enjoy a fun and safe
Halloween safety measures apply to more than just costumes, the
experts noted. When trick-or-treating, kids and parents should keep
the following tips on candy in mind:
Anyone attending a Halloween party or event, the experts add,
should also consider taking the following precautions:
The American Academy of Pediatrics also offers
Halloween safety tips.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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