What’s Going Around 6/15/16

Seasonal allergies are still a big problem for a lot of people, but it may be a tiny parasite causing the biggest problems. It’s tiny blood suckers may be more troubling this summer when you head outdoors. But there are simple things you can do to keep your family infection-free.

 "It’s time for you to know about the signs of infection or even possible Lyme Disease," said Sarah Stanger, Nurse Practitioner at Four Rivers Internal Medicine. "Some people have that big of a rash some don’t watch for fever joint pain of any infection at the local site," explained Stanger. When you see one make sure you remove the body and, mostly importantly, the head.

In Calvert City, Doctor Jonathan Walters reports cases of serious allergies. The symptoms can be relentless. He’s also seeing patients with strep throat and poison ivy.

Dr. John Hale is treating similar ailments. He’s seeing all ages with varying degrees of severity for allergies, strep throat and poison ivy in his Union City office. He’s also seeing more cases of C-Diff. Symptoms include watery diarrhea, three or more times a day for several days, with abdominal pain or tenderness.

A higher pollen count also has Dr. Brian Harrison of Benton, Illinois busy treating allergies. Harrison is hearing complaints of headache, fever and cough, all indicators of a sinus infection.

In South Fulton, Tennessee, Dr. Joshua Whitledge is treating patients for sinusitis and gastroenteritis. Symptoms are similar to that of stomach flu. Gastroenteritis is when your stomach and intestines are irritated and inflamed. The cause is typically a viral or bacterial infection.

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