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What's Going Around: Upper Respiratory Infections

October 23, 2012

If your seasonal allergies are getting the best of you, the problem may have developed into an upper respiratory infection.

In this week's What's Going Around, we're checking in with two local family practices.

Doctor Brooke Bostic of Greene Family Medicine and Doctor Phyllis Montellese of Spring Creek Family Medicine said they're seeing an increase in the number of patients with upper respiratory infections.

Symptoms include cough, hoarseness, sore throat, sinus congestion and a possible fever.

There are several options available for treatment. For a cough, you'll need cough syrup. For a runny nose, an antihistamine or decongestant should do the trick. For head and body aches, you'll want ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Fluids and rest will also help the body with natural healing.

Of course, see your doctor if the symptoms get worse.

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