Make Sure You Don't Get Sick this Holiday Season

Tips for staying healthy during the holidays, from Doctors Express in Pikesville: Use a dehumidifier, wash hands often, see a doctor at the first sign of flu, and more.

Doctors Express in Pikesville is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 21, but is closed Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 23.

Around the holidays everybody is constantly surrounded by
people who we don’t normally see, and everybody always seems to come down with some sort of illness during the holiday season.

Here are some steps to help keep you healthy:

  1. WASH YOUR HANDS. So simple, but so important. We
    are shopping for gifts, at the grocery store more often, and having people into our homes who normally wouldn’t be there during a regular week. We expose ourselves to germs at a much higher rate during the holidays than at other times of year.  Simply washing your hands with warm water and soap can prevent many illnesses around the holidays.
  2. Signs of FLU, get to the Doctor quickly. Even if
    you think that it is just a stomach bug, you need to get checked out for
    several reasons. First, if it is in fact the flu, and you catch it in the first
    48 hours, TAMAFLU can be prescribed. You can save yourself a lot of missed
    work/fun if it is treated immediately. Second, the first signs of Lyme’s
    Disease are flu-like symptoms for several days. Lyme’s Disease is easily
    treated if caught early, but if not detected until later on, it can greatly affect you for a very long period of time.
  3. Use a Humidifier in your bedroom. This helps
    keep your sinuses healthy. When your sinuses dry out it leaves you prone to infection. Your mucus is a defense the body uses to help ward off germs and viruses, and when they dry out for a sustained period of time you are left vulnerable.
  4. Use saline spray to clear nasal congestion. This
    also keeps your sinuses healthy. If that doesn’t work, before taking over-the-counter medications, get seen by your doctor.

Doctors Express Pikesville Physicians are available 7 days a
week, your insurance is accepted, and you can be in and out the door in about
an hour.

It has never been easier to see the doctor in Baltimore County. Lab, X-Ray, and physicians are on site daily. Insurance is accepted.

It doesn’t matter if you're 6 months or 106, we can see you today. We are open 8-8 during the week and 8-5 on the weekend.

We're located at the corner of Mt. Wilson Lande and Reisterstown Road in Pikesville, at 1860 Reisterstown Road.

For more information, call 410-484-4044.

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