What's Going Around: Strep Throat And Allergies

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 10:19 pm
By: News On 6

Our doctors and nurses with the Muscogee Creek Nation Department of Health say another wave of strep throat is what's going around in Sapulpa.

Dr. Kathryn Zackery says strep is highly contagious, so avoid spreading germs by not sharing food or drinks with anyone and throw away your old toothbrush.

If family members also develop a sore throat, they too, will need to be evaluated for strep.

Some symptoms include a sore throat, enlarged tonsils with white or red patches, a fever, chills and a headache.

At the Koweta Indian Health Facility, Dr. Jim Harjo is seeing a lot of people complaining of allergies. Allergies can cause a lot of sneezing, and a runny, itchy nose.

Allergies can also cause a sore throat, headaches and itchy eyes or dark circles under your eyes.

Over the counter Anti-histamines and nasal saline sprays work for runny noses, but if it doesn't help, you may need a nasal steroid.

If symptoms don't let up, you might go see your doctor since some allergies can lead to sinus infections.