Health & Wellbeing

Top 5 Health Essentials for School Year 2024

Top 5 Health Essentials for School Year 2024

While the summer school holidays may breeze by for children, for parents it can feel never-ending. As February heralds the beginning of the school year, the challenge of sorting out your child's necessities arises - from stationery to school uniforms, with health supplies topping the list. To make life easier, we've curated the top 5 back-to-school product picks for 2024. 

 

1. Mycota Foot Powder

Whether it’s from the P.E. changing rooms or swimming pool, Athlete foot (tinea pedis) is a common fungal infection of the skin that will affect up to 70% of us at some stage.

Athlete's foot occurs when you encounter the fungus (tinea) that has been left on an object or surface that has been in contact with an infected person.

You are more likely to get Athletes foot if:

  • You have wet or sweaty feet
  • Walk barefoot in public places

The symptoms of Athletes' feet generally present as redness or itching (often between the toes), a burning or stinging sensation, itchy white patches between your toes or raw, inflamed, cracked or scaly skin.

Mycota Foot Powder can be used as both a treatment and preventative measure for Athletes' feet. For treatment, it can be applied directly to the affected skin.  To help prevent Athletes' foot, it can be sprinkled daily into clean socks, tights, and shoes. 

2. BioRevive DryEars Swimmer’s Ear Prevention Spray

Dive into worry-free swimming with BioRevive DryEars Swimmer's Ear Prevention Spray! Say goodbye to the discomfort of water in your ears and the risk of Swimmer's Ear. This fast-acting spray dries out excess moisture and restores your ear canal's pH, ensuring a pain-free aquatic experience. Easy to use and with a refreshing spearmint scent, DryEars is your go-to solution. No more hassle with ear drops or waiting times – just spray after water exposure and enjoy your swim without fear. Make BioRevive DryEars an essential part of your water adventures!

3. Dermal Therapy Crystal Deodorant 

Body odor can be embarrassing, particularly as children reach secondary school age. While sweat itself doesn’t smell, when it mixes with bacteria on the skin this can cause an odour.

Having a good-quality deodorant on hand that helps to stop the growth of odor-causing bacteria is one way to help prevent this. Dermal Therapy Crystal Deodorant is a natural, hypo-allergenic deodorant that helps to prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria. It is non-sticky, non-staining, and doesn’t leave a residue– great for preventing any marks on school uniforms. Dermal Therapy Crystal Deodorant is alcohol and aluminum-free and available in both spray and stick form, which means there is a suitable option whether it is for the home or a sports bag.

4. Macks Ear Care Range

The return to school can mean a return to school sports including swimming. Whether you are dealing with a child’s ears that require protection from water due to grommets or ear issues, or one that doesn’t enjoy the feeling of water-clogged ears, the Macks Ear Care range has a variety of products to suit.

Macks Swimming Ear Band is a safe and comfortable head-band style swimming headband. The Ear Band helps to protect swimmers’ ears, as well as suitable for those who need to protect their ears from water due to ear issues such as ear tubes. The Ear Band can also be used to keep ears warm in cold water.

Macks Dry-n-Clear is a safe fast-acting solution that is used to dry the water in the ears, relieving the discomfort caused by water-clogged ears. They are great for use after swimming, bathing, and other water.

5. USL Sport Mouthguard 

The new school year means the start of after-school sports and activities again. For those who play contact sports, this may also mean a mouthguard is required for training and game day.

Mouthguards help protect teeth and any dental appliances such as braces from damage. There are several different types of mouthguards available, ranging in price and style. Custom-fit mouthguards are the most recommended such as the USL Sport Mouthguards. They are available in two different styles Gel Max High-Impact and Regular with three different sizes. These provide custom fit through the boil-and-bite process, at an affordable price.

 

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