After the ice-cold winter comes the warm and sunny spring. It is the season of beautiful flowers blooming everywhere, the freshest, and most delicious fruits found in local farmers’ markets. It is also the height of Hay Fever, Asthma, Rhinovirus, Flu, Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye), and Lyme Disease. So, drop by our pharmacy in Cambridge to pick up some OTCs or update your vaccinations.
With new buds springing from the earth, and flowers blooming, there are a lot of pollens floating around. Pollens can irritate the nasal passageways of some individuals, which then leads to allergic reactions, and is a common case in our walk-in clinic in Cambridge.
In addition, the beautiful weather that spring brings also causes a peak travel season. This provides more exposure to a broader range of bacteria and viruses. The drop in the temperature during winter-time will have impaired your immune system’s ability to handle bacteria, and this may cause some people – like asthmatic individuals – to need and seek out medical care in Ontario. Take extra care when leaving your home. Wear a surgical mask if you can and vacuum often to get rid of dust, pollen, and other irritants.
To help avoid health issues in the spring season, prioritize getting all the nutrients and vitamins your body needs. If you are starting to feel unwell, drop by Firstline Walk-In Clinic, Family Practice & Pharmacy for a check-up. You don’t need to look far for a family doctor accepting new patients in Cambridge.
As much as we enjoy having you around, we would prefer you to not be ill. So take care!