What's Going Around

By: Lauren Evans Email
By: Lauren Evans Email

Dr. Dennis Perry at Meridian Primary Care, a partner of McLaren-Greater Lansing, is seeing young kids sick with stomach flu.

Symptoms include: diarrhea, vomiting, appetite loss, fatigue and fever. The stomach flu often starts with mild fever and vomiting.

Symptoms usually clear up on their own. There's no real treatment.

You should drink lots of fluids to prevent dehydration, take Motrin or Tylenol for fever, and increase solid foods as tolerated.

Dr. Perry is also seeing teens come in with concussions, now that high schools sports have started.

Signs of a concussion include: headache, temporary loss of consciousness, confusion, amnesia, dizziness, nausea, slurred speech or ringing in the ears.

If a child gets anything more than a light bump on the head, call a doctor.

Seek emergency care for anyone who experiences a head injury and: blacks out for more than minute, can't stop vomiting, or is having seizures.

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