What's Going Around

By: Lauren Evans Email
By: Lauren Evans Email

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.

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