MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - As winter continues, doctors in the Mid-South are seeing more patients with the “crud."
Upper respiratory infections are common this time of year, according to Dr. Jeff Mullins with the Methodist Medical Group.
Mullins says people will first develop a sore throat that lingers for a day or two before moving into the chest, which causes a painful cough. Next, the nasal congestion sets in.
“When you first get sick and you have a really bad cough, a lot of sneezing and blowing your nose and stuff, that’s the virus trying to escape from one body and get into another body,” said Mullins. “So what you want to do is be a good citizen and not expose other people to this.”
Mullins says stay home if you’re sick, stay away from grocery stores and don’t go to work. Instead, rest up, wash your hands and use hand sanitizer frequently.