What’s Going Around


FLU AND SEASONAL ALLERGIES ARE WREAKING HAVOC ON PEOPLE IN THE HOUSTON AREA. HERE’S A LOOK AT WHAT DOCTORS SAY IS GOING AROUND. ALLERGIES LIKE TREE AND GRASS POLLEN, FEVER AND COMMON COLD ARE GOING AROUND IN THE HOUSTON AREA, ACCORDING TO ILLNESS TRACKER SICK WEATHER.COM. PEDIATRIC HOSPITALIST DR. CAROL GREEN SAYS SHE’S MAINLY SEEING FLU CASE THESE DAYS AT THE KELSEY-SEYBOLD ST. LUKE’S MEDICAL TOWER CLINIC. OVER IN CINCO RANCH, DR. GIDDINGS IS ALSO SEEING FLU ALONG WITH STREP THROAT, STOMACH FLU, BRONCHITIS, ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA. MINUTE CLINIC PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT FITZGERALD IS TREATING PATIENTS WITH FLU A AND B, URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS AND FOLIC LIGHTS, A COMMON SKIN INFECTIONS WHERE THE HAIR FOLLICLES BECOME INFLAMED. IT TYPICALLY APPEARS AS SMALL RED BUMPS OR PITCHERS, MOST COMMONLY, NOSE, FACE, ARMPIT. IT’S OFTEN CAUSED BY A BACTERIAL OR FUNGAL INFECTION WHICH CAN SPREAD AND TURN INTO CRUSTY, NONHEALING SORES. FITZGERALD ALSO REPORTS PLENTY OF SEASONAL ALLERGIES WHICH, ALONG WITH THE ITCHY, WATERY EYES AND CONGESTION, ARE ALSO CAUSING SORE THROAT, COUGH,

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