When it comes to allergic reactions and rash, the poison ivy plant is among the most common culprits found in nature. Coming into contact with the plant’s oily resin can lead to a mild, moderate or severe rash. The symptoms of a poison ivy rash can be itchy and annoying to deal with.
As much as we may try to prevent them, injuries happen, and often when we least expect them! Due to increased activity in the summer months, acute injury is one of the most common reasons patients visit ConvenientMD. Unlike chronic injuries, acute injuries occur suddenly as a result of a fall, hit or other type of trauma. Whether you’re experiencing a sprain, strain, dislocation, or fracture, it’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of each.
It’s that time of year again for getting outside to garden, do yard work or take a hike–but we’re not alone out there! The tick population is already out in full swing, which means we need to be prepared and take action to prevent getting bitten. Ticks have a pretty negative reputation, and for good reason…
It’s that time of year when almost everyone you know is suffering from a cold, the flu, or a stomach virus. While some will be lucky enough to escape the season with nothing more than perhaps a few sniffles, many will develop more serious winter illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Bronchitis and pneumonia share a number of common traits and symptoms, but pneumonia can lead to serious complications—particularly for the elderly and those with weak immune systems.
Flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter months, with activity typically increasing in October and often not dwindling until April or May. So, what can you do to decrease your chances of getting sick this year? Aside from maintaining good hygiene, there’s no better defense against influenza than the flu shot.