Similarities and Differences Among Cedar Fever, Flu, and the Common Cold

Posted On : February 14, 2018   In , ,

This time of year in Central Texas, countless people suffer from the symptoms of cedar fever, brought on by an allergic reaction to the pollen of cedar trees. Symptoms of cedar fever can range from minimal nose sniffling, to whole body fatigue. While many are battling an allergy attack this year, many people across the country have come down with the flu. So, how do you know the best way to treat your symptoms? Let’s look at some common differences between cedar fever, the flu, and a common cold. Many of the symptoms overlap between two or more of these

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Posted On : December 15, 2016   In , ,

Tis’ the season – it’s that time of year where the odds are against us. The trifecta of attacks on our nasal passages and immune system. Whether it’s pesky allergies, a nasty cold or not-so-fun influenza, chances are you will suffer from at least one of these during the holiday season. With symptoms that are often similar, some even the same, it’s hard to tell which one it is. Here is how you can tell the difference. PREVENTION You can’t always avoid getting sick but there are things you can do to reduce your risk. Avoid Allergies by taking an

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Flu Shot Myths – Busted!

Posted On : October 13, 2016   In , , ,

Let’s play another game of Myth Busters! Flu season is fast approaching. We have already seen a few patients showing flu like symptoms. It is important to be proactive before the season really kicks into full force. It’s not too late to get your flu shot. But for those of you who question the reliability of the flu vaccine, here are a few of those pesky myths that people warn you about. Myth # 1 – The flu shot can give you the flu. This is the number one misconception that gives the flu vaccine a bad reputation. No matter

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