What's Going Around - Week of May 8, 2017
(WHAM) - It's time to see what's going around for the week of May 8, 2017.
Dr. David Carlson from UR Medicine Urgent Care in Newark is treating strep throat.
Dr. Carlson said patients should avoid sharing water bottles and make sure to see their doctor if any sore throat is accompanied by a fever, headache or upset stomach as it could be a sign of a strep infection.
Dr. Matthew Capuano from UR Medicine Urgent Care in Penfield is treating viral illnesses and fevers for children.
Dr. Capuano said patients should wash their hands and rinse toys with soap and water if they hav a sibling who is ill. He added patients should alternate between using acetaminophen and ibuprofen every four hours and avoid exerting yourself until the fever goes away.
Your doctor or healthcare provider can give you the best advice.