What’s Going Around June 3rd


NOW FOR A CHECK — OF “WHAT’S GOING AROUND” — HERE’S SERESE COLE. THIS TIME OF YEAR IS A POPULAR TIME FOR COOKOUTS AND OUTDOOR EATING EVENTS. AND DOCTOR MEL ROCA TELL ME HE’S ALREADY SEEING PATIENTS COMING IN WITH FOOD POISONING SYMPTOMS. BUT NAUSEA, VOMITING AND DIARRHEA – ARE ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH THE STOMACH FLU. SO HOW DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE? FOOD POISONING IS USUALLY MORE VIOLENT AND PEOPLE WHO GET IT CAN TYPICALLY PINPOINT THE FOOD THAT MADE THEM SICK. EITHER WAY, THE SYMPTOMS CAN USUALLY BE TREATED AT HOME. THE FIRST STEP IS STAYING HYDRATED. SMALL SIPS OF CLEAR SOUP OR SODA – OR JUICE MIXED WITH WATER – IS RECOMMENDED. DR. ROCA ALSO SUGGESTS EATING BLAND FOODS THE FIRST 24 HOURS – AND AVOIDING FRIED FOODS FOR THREE DAYS. SEE THE DOCTOR IF YOU HAVE A FEVER 102- DEGREES OR HIGHER, LOOSE STOOLS MORE THAN THREE TIMES IN 24 HOURS, BLOODY STOOLS OR TIREDNESS. NOW THAT KIDS WILL BE SPENDING MORE TIME OUTDOORS – DR.CAREY ERTZ HAS SOME SUN SAFETY SUGGESTIONS. CHILDREN SIX MONTHS AND OVER SHOULD WEAR SUNSCREEN WITH AN LEAST AN SPF OF 15 – HIGHER IF YOUR CHILD HAS LIGHT SKIN. APPLY A THICK COAT AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BEFORE GOING OUTSIDE AND EVERY TWO HOURS AFTER – JUST USE CAUTION WHEN APPLYING AROUND THE EYES – AND APPLY MORE OFTEN IF SWIMMING OR SWEATING HEAVILY. ALSO – MAKE SURE TO APPLY SUNSCREEN TO THE ENTIRE BODY. YOUR CLOTHING ONLY OFFERS LIMITED PROTECTION. AND REMEMBER TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD’S EYES WITH SUNGLASSES.. THAT’S WHAT’S GOING AROUND

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