From RSV to the flu, here are the illnesses that peak during the winter season and tips for keeping them at bay!
Flu: The flu is a respiratory illness caused by a virus that attacks the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause a range of symptoms, including fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, and fatigue.
Common cold: The common cold is another respiratory illness that is caused by a virus. It is the most common type of illness in the United States, and it can occur at any time of year, but it is most common during the winter months.
Bronchiolitis: Bronchiolitis is a respiratory illness that affects the small airways in the lungs. It is most common in infants and young children. Symptoms of bronchiolitis include a cough, wheezing, and difficulty breathing.
RSV: RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) is another respiratory illness that affects the lungs and breathing passages. It is most common in infants and young children, and it is most common during the winter months. Symptoms of RSV include a runny or stuffy nose, cough, wheezing, and difficulty breathing.
Ear infections: Ear infections are especially common in children. This is because the cold weather can cause the Eustachian tubes to swell, which can trap fluid in the middle ear. Symptoms of an ear infection include ear pain, fever, and difficulty hearing.
Sinusitis: Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses, which are air-filled cavities in the skull. It can be caused by a virus, bacteria, or allergies. Symptoms of sinusitis include facial pain, pressure, and fullness, as well as a runny or stuffy nose, cough, and fever.
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