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What’s going around is not as scary as it sounds

As terrifying as it may sound, What’s Going Around this week is actually easily treated.

Data shows that Scarlet Fever cases have increased dramatically at area Centra Care locations.​

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Play It Safe With Outdoor Activities

The weather is beautiful and it’s a great time to be outside, but Centra Care doctors warn that the increase in outdoor activity also brings many breaks, sprains, cuts and bruises.

In fact, every year, Centra Care locations report an increase in fractures, sprains, strains, lacerations and contusions.

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Why so tired?

Know anyone who has been exhausted lately and complaining of a swollen, sore throat? Mono could be the cause. Centra Care physicians have seen recent dramatic increases in cases of Mono.​

The greatest increases of reported cases have been seen at the following Centra Care locations:

Winter Garden Village: up 200%​
Azalea Park, Colonial Town, Conway, Oviedo, and Waterford Lakes: up 100%

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Infectious mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. The virus passes through saliva, which is why it’s sometimes called the ...

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What’s Going Around: The Kids Are All Ears

More than 3 million ear infections are diagnosed every year.

In fact ear infections, medically known as Otitis Media, are the second-most commonly diagnosed childhood illness in the United States (the Common Cold comes in first).

The following Centra Care Urgent Care centers saw the greatest increases in children:

Altamonte Springs: up 160%
Waterford Lakes: up 260%
Dr. Phillips: up 200%
Colonial Town: up 400%

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Otitis Media occurs when the ear lining becomes swollen, and fluid builds ...

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Flu Season: Not Over Yet

Usually by this time of year, flu season has begun to wind down and the children can especially be at risk.

But Centra Care doctors have recently seen another spike in flu cases…and most have tested to been Influenza Type B.

The areas that have reported the largest increase include:

Altamonte Springs, Clermont, Longwood, South Orange: up 200%
Kissimmee, Waterford Lakes: up 300% (kids)
Mount Dora: up 500% (kids)
Sand Lake: up 400%

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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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