Heat Illness Prevention & Treatment

November 27, 2013

During this incredibly prolonged hot period, what can you do to recognize heat related disorders in yourself and your loved ones and prevent it? All heat related disorders are 100% preventable. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and carbonated beverages. During a heat wave always make sure you drinks a lot of water and electrolyte drinks. If you feel light headed, lose consciousness, or just don’t feel well. Visit your primary care doctor or visit us here ...

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Diagnosing & Best Treatment for Poison Ivy

November 27, 2013

Many of our patients are coming in with tremendous amounts of poison ivy rashes. They are working in their gardens and doing various things around their home and coming in with spreading poison ivy. Poison ivy comes because people are exposed to the leaves and stems of the poison ivy plant, poison sumac plant, or poison oak. Wear heavy rubber gloves when doing any kind of work outside. Be aware that dogs and cats can ...

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Diagnosing & Treating Allergies

November 17, 2013

This time of year, lots of people are dealing with allergies. It’s a high pollen season and allergies that typically end around this time may extend well into July this year. If you have any symptoms such as running nose, itchy or watery eyes you may be suffering from allergies. A lot of over the counter medications, such as Claritin and Benadryl, are very effective with fairly minimal side effects. If those don’t ...

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Diagnosing & Treating Ticks and Lyme Disease

November 17, 2013

This time of year deer ticks are a common occurrence, here in New England deer ticks are especially a threat. Most tick bites don’t expose people to Lyme Disease, but deer ticks do. In fact, most deer ticks don’t even carry Lyme Disease but in this part of the country a very significant percentage of deer ticks do. How do you know if the tick you’ve been bitten by puts you at ...

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