What's Going Around

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Updated: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 09:24:41 CST

A disease that you don't hear about everyday landed two patients in a local doctor's office.

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

Dr. Michael Johnson with the Hastings Family Practice says that he's seeing the flu, strep throat and bronchitis plus he had two patients come in with a

non–contagious illness called H–pylori.

The common cause of the illness is a bacterial infection in the stomach.

H. Pylori can cause peptic ulcers and chronic upset stomach.

Treatment includes antibiotics and acid blockers.

Dr. Janice Kutilek with the Grand Island Clinic says she is seeing a lot of patients with the flu.

She is also seeing patients with respiratory illnesses with a fever, wheezing

significant inflammation

and a lot of noise in the chest area.

Plus she had a two year old come in with a first degree burn.

The toddler was scalded when he reached up and grabbed at a hot cup of water that was on the counter.  The hot water than burned the child's chest.

Kutilek added that "two" is a common age for injuries.

She says that the little ones don't understand the danger.  So always keep an eye on small children in the kitchen.

Kutilek says watch for cords as well.  A child can grab the cord of a crock pot and spill the hot ingredients on themselves.

Plus a child can also grab a curling iron and burn themselves.

For more information you can go to our website KHAS–TV dot com.

With what's going around I'm Ginger ten Bensel news 5.