Local health Conditions — July 2016

There has been an increase in poison oak, as people enjoy the lakes and trails in our area.  Once the oak contacts the skin, if is difficult to spread to others with direct contact.  However, clothing, shoes, animals can continue to share long after the outing.

Swimmer’s ear has increased due to the warm weather and water.  There are drops at the Pharmacy that will help you remove the unwanted moisture.  Pain with traction on the earlobe is a sign of infection.

High temperatures increase the risk for dehydration and heat stroke.  Remain hydrated with a sports drink and regular water does not replace salt losses.  If you notice you have stopped sweating, go inside an air conditioned building ASAP.