What’s Going Around this Week?

School’s been in session for about a month and we are in full blown respiratory and gastrointestinal illness.  We are seeing lots of sore throats but about 50% strep throat infections.  Also seeing many children with vomiting and diarrhea.  There is so much that you can do at home to make your child comfortable.  This is key to getting through most illnesses.

For most colds, you can see full instructions here:

http://mackoulpediatrics-fortmyers.com/pa/pa_colds_hhg.htm

For vomiting, here are the instructions:

http://mackoulpediatrics-fortmyers.com/pa/pa_vomiting_hhg.htm

For diarrhea, here are the helpful suggestions:

http://mackoulpediatrics-fortmyers.com/pa/pa_svdiarrh_hhg.htm

Most illnesses are also associated with fever;  here’s the advice for fever:

http://mackoulpediatrics-fortmyers.com/pa/pa_fever_hhg.htm

If you need more assistance, please don’t hesitate to call for our nurses.  Good luck!