What's Going Around

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Updated: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:35:57 CST

 

High fevers and a number of other illnesses are going around.


News 5's Ginger ten Bensel has more in this week's edition of "What's Going Around."

Dr. Janice Kutilek with the Grand Island Clinic hospitalized three kids in one day.

Two children were suffering from a high fever but they went to the hospital because they were dehydrated.

One child was admitted to the hospital with croup.

Some symptoms of croup include difficulty breathing, labored breathing as well as fast breathing.

Kutilek says that with a high fever the patient is losing a lot of water because of vomiting and diarrhea and a fever.

Kutilek says don't worry if the person with the fever is not eating. Just make sure they are drinking plenty of fluids. She added that pedialite is great for rehydration.

She is also seeing wheezers.  They suffer from allergy–induced wheezing with a lot of coughing at night. If your child is coughing a lot at night, the child needs to be seen by a doctor.

Kutilek says that she's also seeing a lot of kids with viral upper respiratory illnesses and strep.

Dr. Michael Johnson with the Hastings Family Practice says he's seeing a flu–like illness.

It's not the flu but it mimics it with many of the same symptoms as the flu.  Symptoms include body aches, fever and coughing.

He says it's a virus that comes and goes.

He is also seeing patients with bronchitis.

Symptoms include a productive cough, chest tightness and a slight fever.

For more information you can go to our website at KHASTV dot com.

With what's going Around... I'm Ginger ten Bensel... News 5.

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