Common Winter Illnesses to Look Out For
Winter can be a tricky time when it comes to staying fit and healthy. It can help to know how to recognize some of the most common winter illnesses so that you know when it's time to see your doctor and when to treat it yourself at home. Check out these common Winter illnesses:
- Colds - The most common winter illness is of course the common cold. Most adults have 2 or 3 bouts every year and children have more! A stuffy or runny nose with a cough and sneezing are common symptoms.
- RSV - RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is an infection in the lungs and airways that is especially serious in infants. Look out for cold-like symptoms and a wheeze or whistle on breathing.
- Flu - Flu can be debilitating when it takes hold, causing muscle aches, fever, fatigue, and more. You can get a flu vaccine at Vaughn Pharmacy to help avoid catching and spreading the virus.
- Pneumonia - A cough producing yellow to green mucus coupled with chest pain, chills, and fever could be a sign of pneumonia, a lung infection caused by virus or bacteria.