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Archive for November 2018

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Fight Fall Allergies

If you suffer from fall/winter allergies then you know you the allergies are coming back to haunt you! However, don’t let this year be like the rest of the years! Try & get ahead of the Fall allergies & let us here at First Call Urgent Care help you! Below we will be giving you some tips to use to make sure you beat fall allergies once & for all!

Don’t wait to start treating yourself for allergies!

If you wait until you start having symptoms with allergies odds are you are too late! The best way to combat fall allergies is to start treatment about 2 weeks before your regular symptoms would usually occur. For example, if you have allergies in Septemeber then you would want to start taking your medication in late August. If you experience allergies in December then you need to start medication in November!

Don’t forget about the mold!

Mold is the leading cause of sickness & health related issues. It is known as the silent killer because it can grow basically anywhere in your house or surroundings & constant exposure to it is not good. Mold can grow basically anywhere there is water, places you should look include:

  • The sink
  • Bathtub
  • Under the sink in the kitchen
  • Pipes in the basement
  • Toilet
  • Wet part of the ceiling

A good way to know if you have mold or will have mold is to not only check these places in your house but to also look at places that are accumulating water. This way you can fix the wet spots before they become mold!

Fight Off Pollen

Be careful of Ragweed! Ragweed is the most commonly found in plants, trees, & other various outdoor plants. A good way to keep ragweed out of your house is too make sure to leave your shoes at the door! Keeping ragweed out of the house will prevent yours from getting allergies inside your home. Also if you have a pet that runs outside a lot try to wipe the pet down as soon as possible when it comes back inside to ensure they don’t bring any allergies in the house!

Be mindful when doing chores

If you are doing chores outside such as mowing the lawn or raking leaves then you should be wearing a mask. The outdoors around this time are not friendly to those who a=have allergies! Wearing a mask could really help you from getting symptoms!

 

 

 

 

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Be Careful Turkey Carving This Year!

Thanksgiving is here again & it is truly the begging of the holidays! We here at First call Urgent Care want to wish you & your families a Happy Thanksgiving! We also want to make sure that you everyone has a safe Thanksgiving! Did you know there are hundreds of reports each year of people being injured from Turkey Carving related issues? We are offering you some tips on how to stay safe while cooking the Turkey this year!

Make sure your knives are sharpened

If you are cutting the turkey with a dull knife this can lead to injury. A dull knife will make you put more force into the turkey; by doing this you are at risk of your knife flailing in a different direction than you expected it to go. This can lead to lacerations on your own body or someone’s body around you. You can avoid this by either buying a new set of knives or buying a sharpening kit! Both of these will help you avoid this type of injury.

Don’t forget about that oven

If you are cooking a turkey the right way, then you know you need to put it in the oven of hours. It can be very easy to forget about the turkey that’s been sitting in the oven for hours if you do not set a timer. If you do not pay attention to the turkey could burn to a crisp leaving your Thanksgiving meal ruined. This could also make your house full of smoke which could be deadly!

Watch the kids

A good Thanksgiving means a full house of family & kids! As you know kids love to run around & for some reason they seem like they never run out of energy. Make sure you have an eye on them when you are cutting the turkey or taking things in & out of the oven. You do not want an accident to happen with a child running into something extremely hot or getting cut with a knife!

 

 

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