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What's Going Around - Week of Jan. 21, 2018

Here is what's going around for the week of January 21, 2018. (WHAM photo)

(WHAM) - Here is what's going around for the week of January 21, 2018.

Dr. David Carlson from UR Medicine Urgent Care in Farmington is treating the flu - no surprise there.

Dr. Carlson said if you or your loved one are in a high-risk group - under 5 or older than 65 - you should contact your doctor or seek immediate care if you develop flu symptoms. You could benefit from being treated early.

Dr. Carolyn Stern from UR Medicine Urgent Care in Henrietta is treating the flu as well - and sore throats.

Dr. Stern said it is important to drink enough fluids, even if it hurts to swwallow. She recommends sipping the fluids and experimenting to see which temperature is the best.

She also recommends gargling with salt water - but not swallowing it. Honey can also help, but not for children under the age of one.

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

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