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What's Going Around - Week of Dec. 17, 2017

Here is what's going around for the week of December 17, 2017.(WHAM photo)

(WHAM) - Here is what's going around for the week of December 17, 2017.

Dr. Matthew Capuano of UR Medicine Urgent Care in Penfield is treating viral bronchitis.

Dr. Capuano said symptomatic control using inhalers and cough medicine is the best treatment. Don't use antibiotics.

Dr. Capuano adds not to cough into your hand, but to act like an adult and cough into your elbow so the spread of germs is contained. Be sure to carry hand sanitizer with you. If you are short of breath, see your doctor as soon as possible.

Dr. David Carlson of UR Medicine in Newark is seeing viral upper respiratory infections. He recommends a steamy shower or a humidifier.

Dry or cold air could trigger or worsen your cough.

Your doctor or healthcare provider can give you the best advice.

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