Palmetto Health

Nip Your Seasonal Allergies in the Bud

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Pollen is everywhere! Along with pollen comes seasonal allergies. Katie Schill, nurse practitioner with Palmetto Health’s Mobile Clinic, offers some helpful tips to manage seasonal allergies.
 
The key to managing your allergies is preventing and limiting exposure to the allergen. Here are ways you can do this:

When Can You Go Back to Work or School After an Illness?

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Staying home when you’re sick is important, but how do you know when you’re okay to venture back into the world? Katie Schill, nurse practitioner with Palmetto Health’s Mobile Clinic, offers some answers:
 
One of the most common questions we hear in the clinic is, “Can I go back to work/school?” Here is my quick guide.
 
You need to stay home if you:
 

Braving the Cold

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As South Carolinians, we like to brag about our mild winters; however, as we saw at the start of the New Year, we can’t always predict what the weather has in store for us. Did you know young children don’t always realize when they’re cold and can lose their natural body heat quickly because of their small size?

Cold vs. the Flu

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The common cold and influenza (the flu) are both viruses, but it’s important to know the difference between them. Katie Schill, nurse practitioner with Palmetto Health’s Mobile Clinic, explains what to look for:
 
A cold is a respiratory virus that is quite mild when compared to the flu. You’re less likely to have a fever with a cold, and symptoms occur gradually over a day or two. With the flu, you’ll experience a sudden onset of symptoms, which commonly include a fever.