Get ready for Flu Season! Influenza, also known as “The Flu”, is a viral infection which attacks the respiratory system and can easily be spread to others. Symptoms include sudden onset of fever, cough, headache, muscle/joint pain, sore throat and runny nose.
Women who are pregnant, children under the age of 5, adults over the age of 65, people with chronic health conditions and healthcare workers are most at risk.
The best way to avoid the Flu is to get the Flu vaccine every year. We conveniently offer Flu vaccines seasonally at NSB MD. Call to schedule your appointment for your vaccine today!
Tetanus is a serious medical condition caused by infection of Clostridium Bacteria resulting in severe muscle spasms, contractions and nerve pains. In severe cases, Tetanus can interfere with the ability to breath and ultimately result in death.
The good news is that Tetanus is preventable by vaccination! NSB MD is happy to offer Tetanus vaccinations to our patients. The tetanus vaccination should be updated every 10 years.
Stop the Spread of Disease by:
Avoiding close contact- especially contact with those who are sick.
Staying home when you are sick- not only will this help prevent the spread of germs, but it will ensure that you don’t over-exert yourself if you are sick.
Covering your mouth and nose- sneezing and coughing are the easiest ways for viruses to spread. Cover your mouth if you are sick.
Keeping your hands clean- wash your hands often. You come into contact with a multitude of germs throughout the day, and if you’re out in public during flu season, there’s a good chance you’ll contract the flu.
Avoiding contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Even if you keep your hands clean, viruses easily enter the body through the orifices on your face.
Practicing healthy habits- make sure to disinfect surfaces that are commonly touched. For example, wipe down a shopping cart handle before using. Additionally, make sure you get plenty of sleep, eat nutritious food, and drink a enough fluids.
Vitamin B12 Injections
Vitamin B12 is necessary for healthy function of nerves and blood cells. A deficiency in Vitamin B12 is not life threatening but can sometimes lead to anemia, excessive fatigue, changes in memory, numbness/tingling in the limbs and poor balance.
At NSB MD, we offer Vitamin B12 injections to patient’s who are Vitamin B12 deficient and symptomatic.
PPD Test (Screening for Tuberculosis)
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium Tuberculosis which primarily affects the lungs. Tuberculosis is easily spread through sneezing and coughing, although most infected people are asymptomatic.
A PPD (Purified Protein Derivative) injection is administered just under the skin and is used as tool for tuberculosis screening. After administration, you will return to the office in 48-72 hours for a medical provider to to monitor for a reaction, indicating a positive Tuberculosis infection.
Call to schedule at NSB MD
If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions regarding vaccinations or injections, call (386) 387-2202.