Spring season keeps Metro Detroit doctors busy with allergies, outdoor injuries

Metro Detroiters not staying inside despite cool weather; activities causing injuries


DETROIT – The cooler days in Metro Detroit are not keeping people inside.

All the outdoor fun is keeping doctors and emergency rooms busy.

Here's a look at what's going around:

Wayne County

Children's Hospital reports asthma and stomach viruses. Internal Medicine of Grosse Pointe Farms reports shingles, sore throats, coughs and upper respiratory illnesses.

Oakland County

Dr. Steve McGraw of Providence Hospital is seeing upper respiratory infections and stomach viruses.

Providence's ER is treating sports injuries, especially those from baseball, softball and soccer.

Clarkston Urgent Care is seeing hand, foot and mouth disease.

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland has children with strep throat and teenagers with vomiting and diarrhea.

Macomb County

Lakeshore Ear Nose and Throat reports tree pollens and molds are still up. In fact, everyone is reporting allergies.

Dr. Brian Liska of McLaren Medical Center said he is treating sprains, strains and fractures due to outdoor activities, including yard work.

Upper respiratory infections, asthma and scabies are also popping up.


Scabies outbreaks happen periodically, often in areas where people are in close contact such as nursing homes. If you are experiencing any unusual itching between the fingers or groin area, it might be the scabies mite burrowing under your skin.

Fortunately, there is a simple treatment to get rid of them. Although, your clothing and bedding also will need to be treated.

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