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What's Going Around: Gastritis, common cold
It may be nice and warm outside, but the common cold is still in the air. News 5's Ginger ten Bensel takes a look in this week's edition of "What's Going Around".
Doctor Janice Kutilek with the Grand Island Clinic says that colds and sore throats are still going around.
She says that since its summertime she wants to remind all of us that you can catch illnesses from swimming in lakes and pools.
She says make sure you bathe before "and" after you go swimming because it's vital to get all the germs off of your skin.
She also discussed ways to avoid skin diseases.
If you are hot and sweaty and you have any kind of a wound you need to clean it right away.
It's especially important to have good hand washing habits using antibacterial soap.
She says the key to keeping a wound free from infection is cleanliness.
If you have a wound that becomes more painful and swollen and you have a fever you need to see a doctor as soon as possible.
The wound should be cultured so the doctor can prescribe the right kind of antibiotic.
Doctor Michael Hanich with the Kearney Clinic says that he's seen several patients with gastritis. Symptoms include nausea, hiccups and heartburn.
It can be a precursor to an ulcer, which is very serious and can be extremely painful. Even to the point of passing out.
For more information you visit: http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/tc/sore-throat-topic-overview
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