Halloween can be one of the most fun holidays of the year for both children and adults.
The Carondelet Health Network has a few tips to help keep your family and friends safe this Halloween:
- Avoid wearing cosmetic contact lenses, as they can cause eye damage, including corneal abrasions, allergic reactions, infection, pain, and vision loss.
- To avoid trips and falls, make sure masks fit well and don’t block vision.
- Test makeup in a small area before applying to prevent an allergic reaction.
- Costume props, such as swords and knives, should be tips are smooth and flexible to prevent injury.
- Wear fire-resistant costumes in case you accidentally stand too close to a candlelit jack-o’-lantern.
- Make sure costumes aren’t too long and shoes fit correctly so you don’t trip and fall.
- Stay on the sidewalks, and only cross only at intersections. Don’t cross or hide between parked cars. Look both ways before crossing the street.
- Carry a flashlight to guide your path and make you more visible to traffic.
- Wear reflective tape on your costume so drivers can better see you.
- Trick-or-treat in a group with adult supervision.
- Do not enter homes to get candy.