After more than 40 years on Tower Hill, we have now moved to a new home in Narragansett.
Nothing else has changed. You will still see the same caring providers and staff! We have kept the same phone and fax numbers. We have even brought the school bus table and the phone booth. Some things are new though, and we hope you will be pleasantly surprised when you come in to visit!
Our new address is 360 Kingstown Rd., Suite 101 in Narragansett. When you enter the main entrance, take the hallway to the left.
The picture is from our last sunset on Tower Hill Rd.
Fifth disease, also known as slapped cheek disease, is an infection caused by a virus. It is so named because Fifth disease was the fifth pink-red rash in childhood to be described by doctors. It usually occurs in the winter and spring, but a child can become ill with the disease any time of the year.
What are the possible symptoms?
Your child may not feel ill, but may have one or more of the following symptoms:
Low grade fever
Tiredness, runny nose, sore throat
Flushed cheeks (looks like the face has been slapped)
Rash on the arms, legs, and body that may last up to 3-6 weeks. Sometimes the rash can come and go for weeks. It can happen more if your child is in the sun, or becomes warm.
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Head lice only live on human beings. They can be spread quickly by using the hat, comb, or brush of an infected person. The nits (eggs) normally hatch into lice within one week. Your child probably has lice if:
The nits (white eggs) are firmly attached to hairs. Unlike dandruff, nits can’t be shaken off.
There are gray bugs (lice) in the hair approximately 1/16 inch long. They move quickly, and are difficult to see.
Lyme is the most common disease spread by a tick bite. The bacteria are transmitted by deer ticks. Lyme disease is not carried by the more common wood tick, which is bigger.
In the New England states, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, up to 50% of deer ticks are infected with Lyme disease. But, even in these high-risk areas, only 1% of children bitten by a deer tick get Lyme disease.
The longer a tick is attached to a person, the greater chance of being infected by the tick. For Lyme disease to be transmitted, the tick needs to be attached for at least 24 hours. You are more likely to get the infection if the tick remains attached for more than 48 hours.