R&R, this is from today's news. It is going around here too. Feel better soon ...
A winter illness is taking its toll, but unfortunately, there's not much you can do about it.
"It sticks around, and I still kinda feel sniffly," said Olivia McGinn, who has been battling the same bug for almost a month.
"Just like a really bad cold, I was really tired and just didn't feel good."
She's not the only one who's feeling worn out and under the weather.
"A very common one has been a viral illness, not a bacterial infection that we're starting to all call I think among docs and patients the 100-day cold," said Dr. Howard Conter, who sees the virus every day at his busy practice.
"It really does not seem to be leading to bronchitis or pneumonia or anything that requires an antibiotic. It's just a persistent, not feeling well, cough, mild sore throat, rarely a fever, rarely chills, just kind of feel like you've been sorta run over by a truck," he said.
There is no solution to beat this virus, Conter says, and he recommends even when you are on the mend, you should still take it easy.
"Vitamin C is certainly a very good idea, increasing your vitamin C, as much rest as you possibly can, trying to slow down a little bit, not trying to burn the candle at both ends while you give this a chance to get better," he said.
Because it's a virus, there's not much the doctor can do. However, Conter says to take caution if symptoms do get worse.
"Any symptoms where you know if you're short of breath, if you're starting to cough up anything that has colour yellow or green, if you're having chest pain, if you're having significant sore throat, chills and or fever then yeah, you should probably go see your family doctor."