Strep throat is easily spread, and a contagious bacterial infection responsible for causing pain and inflammation in the throat. If you find yourself waking up one morning with an especially sore throat, it may be more than the start of a cold or dryness in the air. Here’s what you need to know about strep throat, and what you can do if you think you’ve caught it.
It’s that time of the year again—flu season has officially arrived in New England. There are ways to reduce the chances of you and your family from getting the flu this winter including washing your hands regularly, cleaning communal surfaces and avoiding those who are sick. If however you do end up feeling ill, it helps to be able to identify whether or not the flu is causing your symptoms—here’s what you need to know.
The days of warm weather in New England are coming to an end. The leaves will soon be turning, the temperatures are dropping, and the stuffy noses and chapped lips are coming. It’s important to protect yourself and your family against the flu, and getting the flu shot is the best way to do so. Here is everything you need to know about how the flu shot works, why it’s so important, and who should get it.
In the hot months of summer, dehydration is one of the common ailments we see at ConvenientMD. Many people don’t realize just how dangerous it can be if left untreated. If you are a parent, due to long days at summer camp or pushing through tryouts for the fall season in the heat, it’s important to know what to look out for and how to prevent dehydration. Here’s what you need to know about dehydration in order to keep you and your kids feeling your best through the rest of the summer.
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.