What's Going Around: Typical winter illnesses

Reported by Kim Ratcliff – bio |email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Doctor Sarah Adams, at Carolina Pediatrics has seen several cases of strep throat, RSV and a stomach virus that causes an upset stomach and diarrhea.

Symptoms of strep throat include, sudden, sore throat, trouble swallowing and fever. This is a bacterial infection. Doctors often prescribe an antibiotic to treat strep throat. I can take 3-7 days to recover.

RSV is a respiratory virus that causes wheezing in babies and young children.  Many doctors recommend children with the RSV virus receive nebulizer treatments and steroids.

For a stomach virus, doctors say it is important to stay hydrated.

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