Bug has many definitions that all apply to your family’s health. Bug can mean an illness, such as the flu, or a pesky problem, such as an injury or allergies or social or psychological issues. Both types of bugs are most certainly part of life and impact all of us. What fascinates me is that most bugs are seasonal and there are many that go about all our towns as if on a road trip!
Bug Of The Month will highlight what’s going around your community, and what ones to look out for! You’ll get the nuts and bolts, issues to monitor for and resources for more information. Of course, your pediatrician is still your best resource but having a heads up can give you an invaluable peace of mind and help you decide if you need to call for more advice.
Some of the Bugs included on the BugRoll include:
- Animal Bites
- Back-To- School-itis
- Ear Pain
- Fifth Disease
- Food Poisoning/Salmonella
- Hayfever (Seasonal Allergies)
- Lyme Disease
- Poison Ivy, Oak or Sumac
- RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)
- Sprain and Strains
- Strep Throat and Scarlet Fever
- Swine Flu
- The Flu (Influenza)
- The Stomach Flu (gastroenteritis)
More Bugs are added all the time so check back often!