Health experts see a rise in summer colds

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- Mayo Clinic says doctors’ offices across the county are seeing an uptick in summer colds and other seasonal viruses.

Most people get colds during the winter and spring months, and a summer cold happens for the same reason: a person comes into contact with another person who is sick.

A common cold doesn’t require a doctor’s visit unless things continue to get worse, health experts at Mayo say..

“If you have a runny nose a sinus infection, symptoms lasting longer than 10 days. If you are spiking a very severe fever, Or if you have an initial period of improvement followed by significant worsening,” said Dr. Michael Basse, who practices family medicine at Mayo Clinic.

The symptoms are the same as regular colds sore throats, runny nose, coughing and sneezing and body aches.

Most people with summer colds recover in seven to 10 days, but people with weakened immune systems may develop complications.