Swimmer’s Ear

“What is Swimmer’s Ear? Swimmer’s ear (also known as otitis externa) is an infection of the outer ear canal. Symptoms of swimmer’s ear usually appear within a few days of swimming and include: • Itchiness inside the ear. • Redness and swelling of the ear. • Pain when the infected ear is tugged or when[…]

Questions About Zika

“Zika virus disease is caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting up to a week, and many people do not have symptoms or will have only mild symptoms. However, Zika virus[…]

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

“Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a contagious illness that mainly affects children under five. In this podcast, Dr. Eileen Schneider talks about the symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease, how it spreads, and ways to help protect yourself and your children from getting infected with the virus”. Read more here: https://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=4046594 Call Ameribest Home[…]

Heat Stress

“Case Study: Heat Stroke a 44-year-old male worker died of heat stroke while working on a North Carolina farm. The man had been working in the fields for about a week. On August 1st, the heat index was between 100 °F and 110 °F. Around 3 p.m., the worker complained to the crew leader that[…]

Facts about “Hot Tub Rash”

“Reduce the Risk of Hot Tub Rash: • Remove your swimsuit and shower with soap after getting out of the water. • Clean your swimsuit after getting out of the water. • Ask your pool/hot tub operator if disinfectant (for example, chlorine) and pH levels are checked at least twice per day—hot tubs and pools[…]