Ahh Choo! It’s beginning to feel like Spring! As beautiful as the season can be, it can be miserable for those with allergies. If you child is suddenly sneezy and sniffly, it may be due to the tress, grass, and flowers in bloom. To help your child at home, keep windows closed during the spring months, vacuum regulary, and have them shower before bed. Once we’ve determined that allergies are causing your child’s symptoms, we can discuss the many treatment options available.
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At your next visit, please remember to bring a copy of your updated insurance card and photo ID so that we can provide you with the most efficient care. If you’ll be visiting for the first time, please find the link to patient information forms on our site and complete them prior to coming in if possible!
Spring time means spring cleaning! If seasonal asthma or allergies affect anyone in your household, spring cleaning is one of the best things you can do to help! Take that duster out of hibernation, change your mattress and pillow covers, and use disinfecting wipes or plain old vinegar and water to clean areas of your home that accumulate buildup. Make it a family affair and celebrate a job well done with a fun dinner!
Ticks! They can be as small as a poppy seed but can cause huge problems for people and pets, especially in the spring when they are most active. Ticks are carriers of Lyme disease. Since not everyone develops the classic bullseye rash, watch for flu-like symptoms such as fever, tiredness, muscle aches, headache and swollen glands. To minimize your family’s risk, wear closed-toed shoes, pants, and long-sleeved shirts when walking in high-risk areas and do a daily tick check on yourself and your children. If you think your child could be at risk for Lyme disease, please give us a call.
Snoring, is it harmless or a health issue? Did you know that some cases of snoring are a result of obstructive sleep apnea, when a person stops breathing? In children, sleep apnea is most often caused by enlarged tonsils and adenoids that block the nasal passages. Symptoms include snorting followed by pauses or gasping, restless sleep, or behavioral issues during the day. If your child snores, please speak with us to rule out a health issue.