Saturday, February 16, 2019

Dr. Mel Roca in Council Bluffs is visiting patients with throat, nose and throat, a stuffy or runny nose and eyes. Other symptoms are coughing, pressure and a headache in cheeks and the nose. On useful and the counter antihistamines such as Allegra, Zyrtec and Claritin. Benadryl is best taken at bedtime. Avoid allergens such as mold, pollen, pet dander and dust. And clean heating change the filter and vents before turning the heat for your first time. Wear a mask when raking or gardening leaves, shower prior to bedtime – and – keep doors and – windows shut. He says kids and allergy asthma or induced wheezing – need to avoid exposure.

The allergens this time of year are mold and weeds. So make sure you close windows since the pollen count may rise from the morning hours. Drugs include over non antihistamine drugs that are oral and the counter antihistamines, prescription nasal sprays. Eye drops may also help children with irritated or itchy eyes. Parents of kids with asthma should contact their physician right away if there’s a flare-up. The excellent news is days of freezing night temperatures will reduce the pollen count. Mothers are currently coming down with Viral Bronchitis this week. Dr. Robert Beer in West Omaha claims symptoms are Flu such as: Fatigue fever and a headache with sore throat or a cough.

Products like Mucinex DM might help ease the cough and thick mucous in adults and older children. Dr. Amy Lacroix at Midtown is warning parents about a rise in adolescent abuse of cold and cough medications – Coriciden or Dextromothorphan. Teens are taking much more than recommended dosage. This becomes particularly dangerous when along with alcohol or other drugs. Parents should keep these medicines at home to treat their sick family member, then throws your leftovers out once your illness is over.