What's Going Around- May 11, 2010

By: Stacia Naquin Email
By: Stacia Naquin Email

Sniffles, sneezes and runny noses... sounds more like winter. But even with the possibility of snow, it is spring. And a spring cold still has a hold of many in southern colorado. This is the 3rd week, we've talked about it.

As we've told you, it starts with an extremely runny nose, sneezing and a sore throat. Then a cough starts after a couple of days. These symptoms can last for up to ten days.

It is a cold, so antibiotics won't work. But here's what is recommended by Dr. Steven Reich with Colorado Springs Health Partners. He says cold medications can help - but that's for adults. For kids under 4, Dr. Reich doesn't recommend over-the-counter cold meds. For everyone though, he suggests you humidify the air.

Don't forget to wash your hands. You don't want to pass on those germs.

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