How to deal with ticks, poison ivy, splinters and dehydration this summer

If you're spending a lot of time outdoors this summer, there are a few things to know to stay safe.

1. Ticks are prevalent during the summer, and if you're in the woods or just spending time in the back yard, you're at risk.

2. Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac contain an oil that can cause a rash after it brushes the skin.

3. Splinters are common, especially when you're spending more time outside.

4. Staying hydrated during the hot summer months is crucial to your health. 

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