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What’s going around: Viral rash, strep throat, more

October 5, 2019


MEANS A SMALLER HARVEST.>>Karen: THAT’S SERIOUS, DEFINITELY!>>Devin: AND A LACK OF BEES NOT THE PROBLEM HERE IN MICHIGAN. THEY SEEM PARTICULARLY PLENTIFUL AND AGGRESSIVE THIS YEAR.>>Karen: DR. FRANK McGEORGE JOINS US FROM THE WEATHER PATIO WITH HOPEFULLY NO BEES THERE. A LOOK AT WHAT’S GOING AROUND.>>Dr. McGeorge: DOCTORS ARE SEEING A BUNCH OF BEE STINGS LATELY AND ON THE RISE, SEVERAL ILLNESSES CAUSING A RASH. HERE’S WHAT’S GOING AROUND WHERE YOU LIVE. IN WAYNE COUNTY PEDIATRICIANS AT HENRY FORD DEARBORN ARE SEEING VIRAL RASHES, STREP THROAT, ASTHMA, AND ALLERGIES. AND SENIORS SEEN FOR FALSE AFTER DEHYDRATION. PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL REPORTS BEE STINGS AND SIN INFECTIONS. McLAREN OAKLAND SAY EAR INFECTIONS THIS WEEK MAINLY RELATED TO SWIMMING. CLARKSTON IS SEEING AN INCREASE IN HELLO, STREP THROAT AND A FAINT RASH ON ABDOMENS. IN WASHTENAW COUNTY, PEDIATRICIANS U OF M ARE SEEING ASTHMA FLARE-UPS IN CHILDREN AND SORE THROATS. ADULTS, A FEW RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS. IN MONROE, DOCTORS ARE SEEING A LO OF BREATHING PROBLEMS AND PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM ASTHMA AND COPD AND SEASONAL ALLERGIES. HENRY FORD MACOMB IS REPORTING ALLERGIES AND BREATHING PROBLEMS. HENRY FORD STERLING HEIGHTS IS TREATING STREP THROAT AND HELLO. AND McLAREN MACOMB IS SEEING REACTIONS TO BEE STINGS WITH INCREASING BEE ACTIVITY. WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU GET STUNG? DETERMINE IF YOU’RE SEVERELY ALLERGIC, AND IMMEDIATE TREATMENT IS NECESSARY. OTHERWISE, WASH IT THOROUGHLY, ICE IT AND KEEP AN EYE ON IT.

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