It’s easy to swap germs, so making sure you and your family stay healthy throughout the year can be challenging. Between work, school, and afternoon activities, nobody has time to get sick. Dr. Jerome Dixon, Dr. Kevan Graves, Dr. Troy Nelson, and the team at CrossRoads Family Medicine in Campbellsville, Kentucky, specialize in high-quality osteopathic care for a number of conditions, including strep throat, sinusitis, and asthma. CrossRoads’ holistic approach to medicine emphasizes wellness and prevention, so you can focus on what’s important. To schedule an appointment with one of the team members, call the office or use the online booking tool.
Strep throat is a bacterial infection that’s highly contagious and has very unpleasant symptoms:
Strep infections are typically treated with a course of antibiotics, but there are a few things you can do at home to ease your discomfort until the infection passes:
If left untreated, the strep bacteria can spread elsewhere in your body and cause a more serious infection. If you think you or your child might have strep throat, one of the CrossRoads Family Medicine team members will examine you and give you a strep test.
Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissue lining your sinus cavities brought on by a viral or bacterial infection. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may experience symptoms from two weeks to a month or more.
Anyone can develop sinusitis, but the chances increase if you:
Children can develop sinusitis from using a pacifier or drinking a bottle while lying on their back.
If you have acute sinusitis, your symptoms may include:
Chronic sinusitis occurs when symptoms last three months or more. Standard treatments include decongestants and antibiotics.
Asthma occurs when your airways narrow and swell, causing your body to produce extra mucus. When this happens, it can get difficult to breathe, and you also may experience:
A severe asthma attack can be life-threatening and requires emergency treatment. Seek help if you’re experiencing:
Common treatments for asthma include inhalers and quick-relief medications.
To schedule an appointment with the team at CrossRoads Family Medicine, you can book online or by phone.