In lansing, Dan Moore, a certified physician assistant at Ingham Internal Medicine and Pediatric Associates, a partner of Ingham Regional, is treating various upper respiratory infections.
Symptoms include: nasal congestion, runny nose, sore or scratchy throat, sneezing, coughing, itchy or watery eyes, fatigue and headache.
Sometimes kids will have a fever as well.
To treat an upper respiratory infection, take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for fever control and pain relief...
You may also try an over-the-counter antihistamine, decongestant or cough medicine.
Vaporizers or humidifiers can help with congestion, too.
If you have a high fever or increased pain in the face or upper teeth, you should seek medical attention.
Viral upper respiratory infections usually last one to two weeks.