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Pertussis is spread when people cough or sneeze near others, who then proceed to breathe in the pertussis bacteria.
Pneumonia is spread through respiratory droplets; that means you spread it every time you sneeze, cough, drip, or exhale.
When we think of getting medicine, we are generally thinking of a doctor prescribing antibiotics. Antibiotics only work against bacteria, not viruses. What causes the most common symptoms? VIRUSES. In fact, antibiotics do not help fight viruses and can actually increase your risk for getting an infection in the future. So before you ask your […]
There is no cure for the common cold. Hard to swallow isn’t it? (No pun intended if you’re suffering from a sore throat). If you catch a cold, you can expect to be sick for one to two weeks, and unfortunately, there is no cure. “But surely a doctor can give me something to make […]
Most flus and colds last around 10 days, but symptoms can stick around longer.
Don’t worry. This viral illness sounds much worse than it is (and it’s not the same as foot-and-mouth disease, which affects primarily livestock). Although Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is contagious, it’s usually not serious and will clear up on its own within 7 to 10 days, similarly to a cold. Symptoms may include […]
Back to School Sore Throats & Sniffles Edition Welcome to “What We’re Seeing Now,” a weekly rundown of which sicknesses UHS clinicians are seeing on campus. We’ll tell you what germs are popping up to take you down and what you can do to prevent yourself from getting sick. You’re finally getting into the September […]