More children are getting sick.. but not from COVID
Common colds and viruses other than COVID-19 rising in children and teens
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) -Now that COVID-19 cases are going down... other viruses are on the rise especially within the younger demographic.
Black Hills Pediatrics says they are experiencing an abnormal amount of cases of the common cold, Rhino enterovirus, and H-P-I-V, which is also leading to more croup viruses in children and teens
They usually see these spikes during February and March.. with cases usually dying down around the summertime.
The cases they have been seeing are mild but Dr. Greg Anderson says to always use precautions to avoid these viruses.
“Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. Don’t eat your boogers, it’s very important that you don’t eat your boogers or to lick snot off your upper lip. So that’s mostly to the older kids, you can explain things to them, like the 16 or 17 year olds. They should be done eating boogers by then but they’re not always. But that’s it, it’s mostly just wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands,” says Dr. Greg Anderson, a pediatrician at Black Hills Pediatrics, LLP.
He recommends tylenol or motrin to subside any fevers, using a nasal syringe or blowing nose more often for cold symptoms. He also says if you do come down with something... take the time to get better.
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