WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

What's Going Around - Colds

By: Bo Sykes - Email
By: Bo Sykes - Email

September 19, 2011

Cold and flu season is right around the corner, and a Greene County doctor is already reporting an increase in the number of people who have cold symptoms.

Dr. Brooke Bostic of Greene Family Medicine said patients with colds have been filling his office.

Symptoms include a runny nose, headache, body aches, congestion and cough. A cold typically lasts about seven to ten days.

Treating a cold can be tricky. You're only able to treat the symptoms. Dr. Bostic suggests using Mucinex, Robitussin or cough syrup to treat your cough. If you have a runny nose, try using antihistamines or decongestants. And If you have a headache and body ache, he recommends Ibprofen or acetaminophen.

The best way to prevent a cold is to drink plenty of fluids and wash your hands.

In addition to paying close attention to the dosing instructions on your medicine bottle, Dr. Bostic is encouraging everyone to get a flu shot.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 130108693