It looks like summer has finally arrived here in Southeast Wisconsin. With that, comes the summer virus season. Unlike the typical cold and flu season, which involves stuffy noses and terrible coughs- summer viruses often present with different symptoms. These symptoms include fevers, sore throats, and rashes on the extremities.
We are currently seeing a large number of young patients affected with this group of viruses. As with all viruses, however, symptomatic care is always recommended. Tylenol and Ibuprofen can be beneficial for the fever and sore throat symptoms. Cool baths and lightly dressing your child will also help reduce the fever. If the fever would persist beyond 3 days or if you feel your child is more uncomfortable than you would expect, I highly recommend that you call our office to speak with one of the nurses and consider an appointment at 414-425-5660.
Have a fantastic summer!