What's Going Around

By: Lauren Evans Email
By: Lauren Evans Email

Nurse Practitioner Linda Eckerson at McLaren Greater Lansing-DeWitt Family Medicine is seeing a lot of strep throat cases.

Symptoms are:
--Sudden, severe sore throat
--Pain when swallowing
--Fever above 101 degrees
--Tender, swollen lymph nodes
--Fatigue
--Headache
--White or yellow patches on the tonsils and throat

Anyone with a sore throat and a fever should see a doctor. Strep is treated with antibiotics. At home, you can take Motrin or Tylenol, gargle with warm salt water, rest, and drink fluids.

Strep usually runs its course within three to seven days.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 267086271 - wilx.com/a?a=267086271
Gray Television, Inc.