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Archive for April, 2013

  • Sniff. Ah-choo. Allergy season is here.

    By HealthFirst on April 15, 2013
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    We probably don’t have to tell you that allergies in Charleston are bad right now. We’re seeing many people coming in for allergy relief and allergy testing. If you have allergies, or think you have allergies, the facts below may help. Don’t be shy about coming if you think you have allergies or your current meds aren’t doing the trick […]
  • Sinusitis is no day at the beach.

    By HealthFirst on April 15, 2013
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    Want to avoid sinusitis, which is an annoying and sometimes painful inflammation of the sinuses? Then don’t let your allergies or stuffed nose linger. If stuffiness lasts more than 7 days, come see us for a quick check. We can do a simple, safe sinus X-ray to check for sinusitis. Just so you know, a sinus X-ray delivers 20 mrem […]
  • Spring Sports Is Here. Be on Alert for Mono.

    By HealthFirst on April 15, 2013
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    The word mononucleosis sends shivers down the spine of parents. “The Kissing Disease,” as it’s known, is passed through saliva, not necessarily by puckering up. Sharing water bottles, drinking cups, straws and utensils can easily spread the Esptein-Barr virus that causes mono. Symptoms include sore throat, fatigue and flu-like symptoms. If your child has these symptoms for more than one week, it’s time […]