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Identifying and Treating Poison Ivy

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.


Acute Injuries: Do I Need an X- Ray?

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.


Bite Back! 4 Ways to Prevent Tick Bites This Summer

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…


Earaches and Ear Infections: What You Need to Know

Earaches are certainly uncomfortable, and if you or your child are experiencing this type of pain, it’s important to understand the cause as soon as possible. Viral infections like the flu or common cold, as well as seasonal allergies can put pressure on the eardrum and lead to fluid build-up in the middle ear. Ear pain can also be caused by “swimmer’s ear”, an ear infection of the outer ear canal that occurs when water gets trapped in the ear after swimming.


The Danger of Pneumonia

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.