Seasonal Bugs to Watch Out For

Last updated on October 20th, 2021 at 02:26 pm

When so many seasonal bugs are circulating, it can be difficult to decipher what you may be suffering from. Identifying early symptoms especially when it comes to flu, can help you take quick action so you can start feeling better as soon as possible. Dr. Ken Redcross of Redcross Concierge, shares some tell-tale signs of three common viruses to watch for:

Stomach flu: The norovirus, commonly known as “stomach flu,” is not related to influenza. It can be the result of a weakened immune system from the seasonal flu. The norovirus generally lasts 48 hours and must simply run its course. If you have the stomach flu, be sure to drink plenty of clear liquids that contain electrolytes. Vomiting and diarrhea associated with this illness can cause dehydration. You should also avoid sharing food and drinks with others. If symptoms persist for more than two days, be sure to see a health professional because it could be a more serious condition.

Hand, foot and mouth disease: Officially known as “coxsackie,” this seasonal bug is characterized by fever, runny nose, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, decreased appetite and a blister-like rash on the hands, feet and mouth. These symptoms generally last three to seven days. Although there is no specific treatment for coxsackie, it’s important to address the fever and remain hydrated.

Flu: Influenza comes on suddenly unlike the common cold. Primary symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, and commonly diarrhea in young children. Flu symptoms usually last three to five days, but may linger for a week or more in some cases.

If you begin feeling run down, you’ll want to have a homeopathic medicine like Oscillococcinum on hand. When taken at the first sign of flu-like symptoms, Oscillococcinum has been shown to reduce the duration and severity of the body aches, headache, fever, chills and fatigue.*

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8 thoughts on “Seasonal Bugs to Watch Out For”

    1. Hi Sybil, we do not offer a medicine specifically for coxsackie heart infection. We recommend you consult a practitioner knowledgeable in homeopathy for questions about treatment of that disease. You can contact the National Center for Homeopathy at (856) 437-4752 or visit to find a practitioner in your area.

  1. Hello. First off, Thank you for Oscillo. It has been a lifesaver on many occasions. I was wondering if you had anything which protects against stomach flu? My nephew has norovirus and I am going to stay with them for a few days starting tomorrow. Unfortunately, he is 3 so he just vomits without warning. Do you have any products I can purchase to shield myself? I have read a few reviews that Oscillo has helped others against norovirus but on your website it says Oscillo does not protect against Norovirus

    1. Hello Shanna, so happy to hear of your experience with Oscillo. Oscillo works on symptoms of influenza, a type of respiratory illness. However, we do offer a few medicines for stomach flu, which work best when used as soon as symptoms appear, but are not preventatives. We recommend Arsenicum album 30C for relieving diarrhea, chills, abdominal cramps and nausea; Eupatorium 6C for fever and muscle & body aches; Podophyllum 30C for painful diarrhea in the morning; Colocynthis 6C for cramps improved by bending over; and Ipecac 6C for nausea & vomiting with hypersalivation and painful heaving. We have a new medicine called Diaralia that contains a blend of homeopathic medicines for multi-symptom diarrhea relief. You can also check the Boiron Medicine Finder app for other medicines based on the symptoms you’re experiencing. Hope your nephew recovers soon and you stay healthy!

  2. Thank you for your response. Are your products safe to take together? For example, if I want to take something for insomnia and something for sinus as well as something for nausea at the same time or on the same day is it harmful? I have severe insomnia and sinus congestion at night which causes me to wake up with extreme nausea. I want to try the natural route over prescriptions

    1. Hi Shanna, no it is not harmful to take multiple homeopathic remedies at once. You can safely take them alongside other herbs, supplements, and conventional medications, too. If you have any more questions about our medicines or dosages, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-800-BOIRON-1 or

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