- The common cold, bronchitis, or pneumonia
- Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye
- Stomach flu
- Urinary tract infections
- Respiratory tract
- Urinary tract
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- Weakened immunity
- Exposure to a sneeze or cough of an infected person
- Exposure to the stool of an infected person
- Living in close contact with others such as military units, schools, or summer camps
- Handling an object that was exposed to an infected person
- Exposure to water contaminated with adenovirus
- General symptoms such as:
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Respiratory symptoms such as:
- Intestinal symptoms such as:
- Abdominal cramps
- Urinary symptoms such as:
- Frequent urination
- Burning, pain, and/or blood in the urine
- Red, irritated eyes with eye infections
- Mucous from mouth or nose
Management of Symptoms
- Get plenty of rest
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Use a humidifier or vaporizer
- Take acetaminophen or other over-the-counter medicines if you have discomfort
- Avoid contact with infected persons.
- Wash hands often.
- Wash and clean common surfaces, such as countertops or toys.
- Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes.
- Keep adequate amounts of chlorine in swimming pools. This will help prevent outbreaks of conjunctivitis associated with pools.
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- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 02/2013 -
- Update Date: 02/19/2013 -