High humidity increases patient numbers in doctor's offices - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/16/10

High humidity increases patient numbers in doctor's offices

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - It is hard not to notice the extra moisture in the air this summer, one Lubbock doctor says it's causing even more people to get sick.

Dr. Kerry Hendershot, a family practice doctor with Covenant, says he has treated more patents complaining of respiratory problems because of the increased humidity.

Renee Wilson agrees with the doctor and says that her son's asthma has been especially hard on him lately. "He doesn't do very well, I mean he is dealing with it, but it's hard, we've been to the doctor like three or four times already in the last two weeks, because of the humidity."

Tonight on KCBD NewsChannel 11 at 6, find out what you can do to avoid a trip to the doctor and the symptoms to watch for.

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