Cold brings risk of serious infections in some - – Rockford’s News Leader

Cold brings risk of serious infections in some


The flu, viral infections and colds are pretty common this year. But those with asthma or other respiratory disease, especially the old and young, are at higher risk for chest infections and viruses this time of year.

A cold can put someone who has asthma in intensive care much faster than someone who doesn't suffer from it.

"Patients who have a lung problem, asthma or any other pulmonary or lung problem, we advise them to take their inhalers, take their medication, not to stop them, especially in this kind of weather," said Dr. Zaher Qassem, Rockford Health Physicians

Treating infections early is strongly advised during these conditions.


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