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What's Going Around: Common Cold

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Ava Ohnstad is an LPN at the Avera McGreevy Clinic 69th and also has what's going around: a  cold. Ava Ohnstad is an LPN at the Avera McGreevy Clinic 69th and also has what's going around: a cold.

A lot of us categorize things by season; back to school season, garden harvest picking season, etc. Unfortunately, cold's are never out of season.

Ava Ohnstad not only works at the Avera McGreevy Clinic at 69th and Western as an LPN, she's also been a patient recently. 

Ava says, "I have just a cold, a stuffy old cold. I don't know if I have an allergy since you can develop allergies as you grow old it's just a matter of getting tested. I've talked with some of the physicians I've worked with and we are just focusing on a cold."

It seems a lot of you are suffering with the same symptoms as Ava, symptoms that are annoying, but not severe enough to keep you away from work or school so you just plow through it as best you can.

Ava describes her symptoms, "I have a stuffy head, my ears are stuffy, my sinuses are bothering me, I have a sore throat. My nose is draining into the back of my throat. It's not strep, just sore and irritated with a dry hacking cough.  I've had it about 7 days.  We've had a lot of testing for strep, but very few have tested positive for strep."

Even though it's not fun to have a cold during the summer, you really have to take care of yourself no matter what time of year it is. Get plenty of sleep, drink plenty of fluids and maybe throw in a bowl of chicken noodle soup.

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