What's Going Around - August 17, 2010

By: Stacia Naquin Email
By: Stacia Naquin Email

Runny nose, congestion and cough... This time of year, you might assume its allergies.

But that's not the case in the central part of the Springs. There's been a resurgence of viral bronchitis.
That's according to Dr. Tom Bartlett with Mountain View Medical Group.

Here's what he says to look for: symptoms like a cold... a runny nose, cough, nasal congestion, and shortness of breath. That's followed by a low-grade fever.

He says it usually lasts 1-2 weeks. Here's what he suggests: supportive cough meds and Tylenol for your fever. Dr. Bartlett says this occasionally develops into a bacterial infection. So you might needs antibiotics. Talk to your doctor about the best treatment plan for you.

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