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Health Advice From Our Healthcare Professional

Start leading a healthier lifestyle today! Receive useful health tips from our healthcare expert at Compassionate Care Clinic in Searcy, AR. Check out our featured health advice from Holly Bunn on living a healthy, fulfilled life.


Holly’s Fall Health Tips

Compassionate Care Clinic will start giving flu shots  September 23, 2019

Viral Respiratory Infection Tips

Get plenty of rest
Drink more fluids
Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen take per bottle instructions for fever or aches
Avoid smoking, second - hand smoke and alcohol
Soothe sore throat with ice chips or throat spray salt water gargle, or lozenges.
Ease congestion with a vaporizer or nasal spray

Fast Facts on Antibiotics

Antibiotics do not work for Viruses that cause colds, bronchitis and most sore throats
Using antibiotics against a virus can be harmful
Over use of antibiotics creates bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and difficult to treat

If your doctor gives you an antibiotic

Take your antibiotic exactly as your doctor says you should
Don’t share your antibiotic with friends or family
Take every dose don’t keep your antibiotic for the next time you are sick


Usual Cause
Actibotic
Illness

Virus

Bacteria
Needed?
Bronchitis (Coughing Illness)
X
 No
Chest Cold
X
 No
Cold
X
 No
Green/Yellow runny nose
X
 No
Middle ear infection
X
X
Sometimes
Sinus infection
X
X
Sometimes
Sore throat
X
X
Sometimes

Compassionate Care Clinic will start giving flu shots September 23, 2019