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March 26, 2009

Wichita Clinic Bethel/Newton

Wichita Clinic physicians in Newton are seeing patients with strep throat, allergies and pink eye. Symptoms of strep include fever of 101 or higher, pain and difficulty swallowing, white or yellow spots or coating on the throat and tonsils, and/or swollen lymph nodes in the neck. See your doctor is you have symptoms of strep. Strep is treated with antibiotics to lower the risk of the infection spreading to other parts of your body and to shorten the time you are able to spread the disease to others. For allergies, if you have a history of asthma and have a treatment plan from your doctor, please follow that plan. If wheezing and breathing difficulties are something new, please make an appointment to see your doctor. For pink eye, symptoms include eye redness, swollen, red eyelids, more tearing than usual, the feeling that something is in the eye, and/or drainage from the eye. Most cases of pink eye are viral or bacterial infections. Prevent the spread of pink eye with good hand-washing. Bacterial pink eye is treated with antibiotics. People with infectious pink eye should not go to school or daycare, or work until symptoms improve.

Wichita Clinic Murdock

Wichita Clinic Immediate Care physicians at Murdock are seeing patients with upper respiratory infections, sore throats and viral illnesses.

Wichita Clinic Eberly Farm

Physicians at Wichita Clinic Eberly Farm are seeing patients with cough and congestion. Many of these illnesses are associated with the beginning of allergy season.

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