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Seasonal or Episodic Illnesses

General Family Practice, Medical Weight Loss & Medical Pain Management located in White Oak Professional Park, Silver Spring, MD
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Seasonal or Episodic Illnesses services offered in White Oak Professional Park, Silver Spring, MD


If you have allergies, asthma, or other seasonal and episodic illnesses, turn to Rehoboth Medical Center, LLC in the White Oak area of Silver Spring, Maryland. Certified nurse practitioner Kathryn Maduforo, DNP, MHA, NP-C, and her highly trained team offer diagnostic testing and treatment for seasonal and episdoic illnesses, easing unpleasant symptoms and reducing your risk of complications. Call the office to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Seasonal or Episodic Illnesses Q&A

What are seasonal and episodic illnesses?

Seasonal and episodic illnesses are those that cause symptoms during certain times of the year or that come and go periodically. Common examples include seasonal allergies, colds, flu, COVID-19, and asthma attacks. Your symptoms might be mild or severe and debilitating in some cases. Treatment at Rehoboth Medical Center, LLC offers you relief from your symptoms.

What are the symptoms of seasonal and episodic illnesses?

The common symptoms of seasonal and episodic illnesses include:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Itching, red, or watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing

Any time you have new or unusual symptoms, see the Rehoboth Medical Center, LLC specialists for an evaluation.

What are the risk factors for seasonal and episodic illnesses?

The common causes and risk factors for developing seasonal and episodic illnesses include:

  • Genetics
  • Pollution
  • High pollen levels 
  • Asthma
  • Illness exposure

Ways to reduce your risk of seasonal and episodic illnesses include using an air filter to clean indoor air, keeping your home clean to reduce dust, pet dander, and mold spores, washing your hands often, and avoiding touching your face with your hands. 

It’s also important to limit or avoid exposure to people with visible symptoms of colds, flu, or COVID-19.

How does my provider diagnose seasonal and episodic illnesses?

To find out if you have a seasonal or episodic illness, your Rehoboth Medical Center, LLC specialist reviews your medical history, medications, and lifestyle habits. They also check your blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs before completing a physical exam.

During the exam, they evaluate your eyes, nose, ears, throat, breathing, heartbeat, and more. Your specialist might recommend a urine test, blood test, skin prick allergy tests, breathing tests to check for asthma, nasal or throat swabs, chest X-rays, or other diagnostic tests. 

What are the common treatments for seasonal and episodic illnesses?

Depending on the specific type of seasonal or episodic illnesses, your Rehoboth Medical Center, LLC specialist may recommend one or more of the following treatments:

  • Rest and fluids
  • Allergen avoidance
  • Over-the-counter or prescription medicines
  • Nasal sprays
  • Eye drops
  • IV therapy
  • Inhalers
  • Allergy shots
  • Other injections
  • Emergency epinephrine injections

The Rehoboth Medical Center, LLC specialists tailor each treatment to minimize unpleasant symptoms and speed up your recovery. 

The practice also offers flu and COVID-19 immunizations to reduce your chance of becoming ill.

To find out if you have seasonal and episodic illnesses, call the Rehoboth Medical Center, LLC office or click on the online booking feature today.

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