Allergy symptoms due to pollens are common this time of the year. They can range from itchy, watery eyes, clear runny nose, to coughs especially at night, early morning, or with exertion. Other symptoms such as ears feeling plugged, trouble hearing, headaches, and excessive tiredness may also occur. Please contact our office with questions you may have or to schedule an appointment.
Please remember to take special care with your children around water. Never leave your child unsupervised, even for a second, around any body of water-bath tub, pool, jacuzzi, etc. Everyone should have a fence around their pool.
Swimming classes are offered by a variety of businesses including the YMCA throughout the valley. CPR classes are also offered at various locations.
Colds and Flu
Colds are common this time of year. Symptoms include runny nose, cough, and low grade fever. Occasionally sore throat and headache may occur as well. Symptoms may last a total of seven to ten days and are treated symptomatically. Fever reducers may be used if necessary, prescription cough and cold medication is only available for children greater than four years of age. Should your child suddenly seem to worsen or develop a progressively higher fever please call our office for further instructions or to make an appointment.
Flu symptoms are similar to that of a cold but are much more severe and include body aches and higher fever. Flu season this year is arriving late in Arizona and most liklely will affect individuals in February and possibly March. Please all to schedule your childs flu vaccine if you have not already done so.