What's Going Around - April 28, 2009

By: Stacia Naquin Email
By: Stacia Naquin Email

When it comes to illnesses... in the winter, you probably think of colds. In the spring, you probably think of allergies. Right now, folks in the area are experiencing both.

Two doctors are reporting colds in their offices. Dr. Caroline Rowlands is one of those doctors. She’s with Colorado Springs Health partners on the southwest side of town. She says symptoms include nasal congestion, coughing, sometimes a sore throat and possibly a fever.

Dr. Steven Reich is seeing the same thing, along with ear infections and colds. The doctors tell us there is no treatment for a cold. Children's cold medicines can provide some comfort, along with a humidifier.

Also this week...kids are having more problems with allergies and asthma. That's according to Dr. Michael Halenkamp. He's with CSHP in the Briargate area. He's seeing symptoms like repeated coughing, wheezing and increased reluctance to participate in vigorous activities.

Dr. Halenkamp says if kids use their asthma medicine as directed, symptoms can be controlled.

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