Posts Tagged 'cold'

Winter brings more than one type of cold

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The National Institutes of Health reports that there are over one BILLION colds in the United States each year. And last week, a lot of those were in Central Florida. Coughing, sneezing, a sore throat, runny nose…these are all classic symptoms of an Upper Respiratory Infection (URI); ...

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Common Cold: A Little Too Common

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that there are over one billion colds in the United States each year. And the average child has 6 – 10 per year. If you have more than one kid, that’s a lot of sickness in your house.

Now that kids are back in school, Centra Care locations are seeing a rapid increase in both adult and pediatric cases of Upper Respiratory Infections.

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URI is any type ...

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Watch for DEHYDRATION during this cold/flu season

With cold and flu numbers continuing to be unusually high, plus an increase in patients with gastroenteritis (stomach flu), local Centra Care physicians are seeing more cases of dehydration as a complication of another illness.

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There are all levels of dehydration, but when it’s severe, dehydration is a life-threatening emergency.

Dehydration can be caused by not drinking enough fluids or by losing too much fluid through sweating, fever, vomiting or diarrhea.

In sick children, dehydration is often caused ...

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Allergies, Cold or Flu? What to attribute your sniffles to?

Allergy sufferers can probably tell you – this is ragweed season.  Couple that with the warm, breezy weather Central Florida has been experiencing and it’s no wonder so many folks have been turning to Centra Care because of allergy complications.  Here are the Centra Care locations that saw the biggest allergy-related increases:

Sanford – up 500%

Waterford Lakes – up 400% in kids

Kissimmee – up 300%

Altamonte Springs – up 300% in kids

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Symptoms of allergies often mimic those of a ...

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