Cold and Flu
Prevention is always a better option than treatment, and vaccines make it possible to prevent life-threatening diseases that range from polio to the flu. Take a look back at the past century of advances in immunizations, then make sure you are up to date on yours at your local community health clinic in Arkansas.
Sneezing, congestion, runny nose, and other allergy symptoms can be controlled with medication and by avoiding things that cause your allergic reactions. Your primary care doctor at ARcare will set up a simple allergy control plan that is best for you. Here are some ways you can avoid seasonal allergy symptoms this spring.
Influenza and pneumonia have some common symptoms, but they are not the same. Knowing which illness is which will help you get timely, appropriate care and avoid complications.
When you find yourself coughing and running a fever, flu or pneumonia could be responsible. To get the treatment you need, and lower the risk of serious complications from either condition, it is important to understand the differences between flu versus pneumonia symptoms. The causes can differ as well. Flu is caused by viruses, but pneumonia can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi. In addition, pneumonia can develop as a flu complication.
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A flu shot can help you avoid unpleasant symptoms and unnecessary hospital visits during flu season. Understanding what illnesses this vaccination prevents will help you protect your health during fall and winter months.
The flu, or influenza, is a viral infection that commonly causes symptoms such as a sore throat, fever, fatigue, and muscle aches. While most people recover from the flu with rest and plenty of fluids, this illness can lead to hospitalization for potentially life-threatening complications. Getting a flu shot is an important part of staying healthy during flu season, but you may find yourself wondering, “What does the flu shot prevent?” The following information explains how flu shots protect you from multiple flu viruses, which will likely make you ask “Where can I find a community health center that offers flu shots near me?”
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