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  • Andrew Casey, ACF, RF

Summertime First Aid Kit

Updated: Mar 10, 2021

This recent string of days with the temperatures in the mid 90’s brings up at least one item that none would consider a blessing. Working outside now means you are walking around in sweat soaked clothes all day. The rubbing of said sweat soaked clothes against tender skin can bring on a phenomenon known as galding.

I’m not sure galding is a medical term, but mention it to anyone who works outside and they will know what you are talking about. Galding is a skin irritation that can be incapacitating in extreme cases.

Our cure for this is Balmex Diaper Rash Cream and Gold Bond Medicated Powder. Make sure you have a good supply of both before heading to work outside this summer.

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