We are in the midst of a huge outbreak of viral illnesses, some of which are “colds” and some of which are influenza (“the flu”).
Our Family Health Team urgent care clinics have become extremely busy, as you may discovered. Many people think “the flu” means vomiting and diarrhea, but it does not. Influenza is mainly an illness of cough, fever and muscle aches. We doctors still (sadly) cannot cure the common cold, no matter how long you have had it, even after weeks. Antibiotics do not help, because colds and flu are caused by viruses and not bacteria. We recommend you stay home, drink fluids and treat any fever with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. We CAN treat influenza with specific antiviral medications, but these are reserved for people who are VERY ILL and need to be given within 48 hours of the start of the illness in order to be effective. More information
Help us keep the air we share healthy & fragrance-free
The chemicals used in scented products can make some people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma, allergies and other medical conditions
do not wear perfume, cologne, aftershave and other fragrances
use unscented personal care products
Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Meeting Regarding Access to Health Services
Thursday April 27, 7-9pm NOTL Community Centre
Come and view the proposed rendering of the “not-for-profit” medical hub. Your support and input is important. The proposal will be table at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Town Council Meeting May 8, 2017.