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Keeping You Healthy this Summer: 2 Common Diseases to Watch Out For

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For sure everyone has their own plans for the summer. It seems like everyone we know is getting excited to hit the beach these days or do something fun out there and enjoy the heat.

Summer season is one of the most celebrated seasons in the world. Despite the scorching heat of the sun, people can’t help but love the joy that it brings. For some, it is a time for getaways and relaxation with families and friends, especially to the busy bees. On the other hand, for those who are used to cold weather, the summer season is something they always look forward to every single year.

However, along with the fun and excitement that this season brings is the news that certain viruses or bacteria can easily spread out rapidly this summer – affecting our health – because of the high temperature and humidity level in the surroundings.

So, everyone here at our Compounding Pharmacy in Long Beach, California, encourage all of you to be ready, if we don’t want to miss out the fun this summer season. By getting ready, we mean identifying what these common diseases are that we should watch out for.

Measles

In case you haven’t heard about measles yet, this is a highly contagious infection that is commonly present during the summer season. The virus can be observed as a skin rash all over the body and has flu-like symptoms. A person with measles experience a runny nose, cough, and fever. Though it can affect all age groups, it is common among children. It mostly affects the throat, and would often call for hospitalization – especially if the case becomes severe.

If you know anyone who has measles, make sure to keep your distance, and cover your nose when he or she sneezes. Measles is an airborne disease that can easily be transmitted from one person to another.

The good news is there is already a vaccine for this. Anyone who wants to get a lifetime protection from measles can choose to be vaccinated at Atlantic Drugs. For inquiries, you may call us at 562-912-7940.

Chicken Pox

Chicken pox is another virus that is common to cause worry during the summer season. It is also an infectious disease that is airborne in nature. You would know that you have chicken pox if you experience mild fever, and see inflamed blisters that appear like rashes on the surface of your skin, and are very itchy.

Like measles, chicken pox is also very common among children. The virus can easily grow in areas that are wet or moist. So to help prevent this virus from getting inside of you, clean your garden and empty your water tanks. If you do this properly, you can save a lot of people from getting this life-killing virus.

For sure protection, why not get chicken pox vaccination as early as now? Our Compounding Pharmacy in Long Beach, California has pharmacists that can safely administer the vaccines to you. All you need to do is contact us at 562-912-7940, or even visit our website at www.atlanticdrugsrx.com for inquiries.

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