What's Going Around: viral illness, some allergies - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

What's Going Around: viral illness, some allergies

Posted: Updated:
TOLEDO, Ohio -

A contagious virus is making the rounds, and something somewhat unusual for this time of year.  

13abc's Susan Ross Wells paid a visit this morning to ProMedica Family Physician Dr. Cathy Cantor. She says there's plenty bringing patients in right now. 

"Really what we're seeing is a lot of sinus infections right now, but also a viral illness that's going around that's kinda giving the common cold symptoms as well as some GI symptoms with the vomiting and diarrhea kinda combined," says the doctor. 

Dr. Cantor says all you can do is treat the symptoms with rest, tylenol or ibuprofen for the fever and over the counter diarrhea medicines. She says its contagious and easily spread, so stay home if you're sick. If you feel you have to go in to work... Keep this in mind. 

"Number one is make sure you're washing your hands and certainly too if you're working at a desk where a lot of people share that desk, make sure you're kind of wiping it down with Lysol wipes or antibacterial wipes as well." 

She's seeing something else kind of unusual for this time of year: allergy symptoms in some patients. The doctor says she can't help but wonder if our mild winter is a factor. 

"We did have those warmer days and that may have warmed up a little bit kinda pollen areas, things like that," she says. "But we are still seeing a lot of that and seeing a lot of our asthmatic patients get exacerbations this time of year that are needing antibiotics and steroid treatments that are normally well controlled and it certainly could be the weather." 

Dr. Cantor says she's still not seeing any influenza in her office, but she has heard that some doctors have seen it in their offices. She says sometimes flu season hits our area in February and March. With that in mind, Dr. Cantor says its not too late to get a flu shot.

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Customers stock up on water cases after rumors of another ban

    Customers stock up on water cases after rumors of another ban

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:21:26 GMT
    Hannah Ogden decided she wasn't going to take any chances on the water. She bought two 24-pack cases Thursday evening after hearing rumors that Toledo was going back under a ban."It wasn't hectic like that or anything like it was the previous time, but the entire aisle where the water normally is was empty," says Ogden.Over at The Andersons Store on Talmadge Road, shelves were nearly two-thirds full. While the city never issued a warning or advisory, it didn't stop some customers from buying ...
    Hannah Ogden decided she wasn't going to take any chances on the water. She bought two 24-pack cases Thursday evening after hearing rumors that Toledo was going back under a ban."It wasn't hectic like that or anything like it was the previous time, but the entire aisle where the water normally is was empty," says Ogden.Over at The Andersons Store on Talmadge Road, shelves were nearly two-thirds full. While the city never issued a warning or advisory, it didn't stop some customers from buying ...
  • Sylvania estimates water crisis cost $1.5M in lost revenue

    Sylvania estimates water crisis cost $1.5M in lost revenue

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:05:51 GMT
    The Sylvania Chamber of Commerce estimates businesses lost a total of nearly $1.5 million dollars in economic revenue during the three-day water ban.
    The Sylvania Chamber of Commerce estimates businesses lost a total of nearly $1.5 million dollars in economic revenue during the three-day water ban.
  • Suspect charged with murder after shooting at strip club

    Suspect charged with murder after shooting at strip club

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:22:08 GMT
    Witnesses tell 13abc a fight broke out inside the Chez Joey gentleman's club around 1 a.m. Thursday morning. We're told tables and chairs were thrown, leading up to gunfire. Marcus Osley, 28, was shot during the altercation and later died from his injuries. Police have arrested Keevon Johson, 34, and charged him with murder in the killing.
    Witnesses tell 13abc a fight broke out inside the Chez Joey gentleman's club around 1 a.m. Thursday morning. We're told tables and chairs were thrown, leading up to gunfire. Marcus Osley, 28, was shot during the altercation and later died from his injuries. Police have arrested Keevon Johson, 34, and charged him with murder in the killing.

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!