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Ouch! How do you handle an injured eye?

It can happen in the sandbox, it can happen on the lawnmower, it can happen driving with the windows down…Corneal Abrasions have been a common complaint lately by patients seeking help from Centra Care docs.

Centra Care doctors have seen an increase in eye injuries over the past two weeks and they want you and your family to be aware.

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Debris in the eyes, if rubbed or left untreated can lead to corneal abrasion – a scratch on the protective covering ...

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Got a headache?

Oh, my aching head! Sound familiar?

Centra Care docs have seen an increase this week in headache complaints and they’re relating the upswing to the start of allergy season.

Three different types of headaches can be allergy-related:

1. Sinus Headaches (the kind you feel in your face)
2. Migraines
3. Cluster Headaches​

The following ares of town saw the greatest increases in headaches complaints: ​

Azalea Park & Winter Garden Village – up 200%
Hunter’s Creek – up 400%
Port Orange – up 250%

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People with asthma need extra TLC this flu season

A terrible flu season can be bad news for asthma sufferers. As flu cases are on the rise, Centra Care physicians have seen a significant increase in asthma patients.

Asthma is often triggered by a viral infection like a cold or the flu, two illnesses that are both showing high numbers these days. For those with asthma, what starts as a minor illness can quickly irritate your airway tubes and cause more serious symptoms.

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First comes flu, then comes…

Pneumonia and the flu tend to strike in the same seasons. And Centra Care locations are reporting that tendency now.

Most cases of pneumonia in adults are caused by a bacterial infection, while most pediatric cases are caused by viruses, including the flu, RSV and parainfluenza virus (which causes croup).

The following Centra Care locations have seen the greatest increases:

Winter Park – up 500%
Clermont – up 350%
Conway , Brandon & Orange Lake – up 200%

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Record breaking flu season expected

As flu case numbers around the state of Florida continue to increase, Centra Care physicians have already treated a record breaking number of confirmed flu patients this season. ​

Florida is just one a few states around the country where the flu is considered to be widespread, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The following locations saw an increase in patients treated for the flu last week:
Dr. Phillips – up 600%
Port Orange – up 400% (kids)
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Intestinal Infections: Thanksgiving Edition

Intestinal infections continue to be prevalent in many areas of Central Florida.

The following areas have seen an increase of patients treated for intestinal infections:

Waterford – up 300% (kids)
Orange Lake – up 250%
Oviedo – up 200%
Lee Road – up 700% (kids)
Winter Park – up 300% (kids)
University – 400% (kids)

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As we all gather together for Thanksgiving, Centra Care physicians offer up these tips to help avoid holiday illnesses and mishaps.​

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Well, it’s official

The Flu is beginning to hit hard in our area. Last week, Centra Care doctors saw an overall 72% increase in adult cases and a 54% increase in pediatric cases.

If you haven’t already gotten a flu shot, DO IT NOW. The 2014-2015 flu vaccine will protect against several influenza strains that research indicates will be most common during the season.

Altamonte Springs – up 400% (kids)
Hunter’s Creek – up 750%
Kissimmee – up 400%
Lee Road – up 500% (kids)
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You give me fever

Centra Care docs have been getting a lot of questions lately about fevers. Do they mean something bad? When do you see a doctor? What’s the magic number?

Fever is a part of the body’s defense against infection. Anything over 100.4 degrees is generally considered fever.

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Almost any infection can cause a fever, but that doesn’t usually mean you or your child has a serious problem. If the fever is mild and you have no other ...

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Fever, Aches, and Chills?

Ever-changing, the flu virus and the impact it causes, varies from year to year.

This flu season, area Centra Care locations are reporting much higher flu numbers than this same time last year. Make sure you’re educated on the facts of the flu so that your family is ready.

Centra Care doctors have seen an increase of flu cases in the following areas of town:​

●​​ Conway – up 400%
●​​ Sanford & University – up 300% (kids)
●​​ Azalea Park, Oviedo, Port ...

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