Part 1. December 8, 2017
Paul Herscu ND, MPH
Here we are at the start of December. I have been treating what I believe are two separate viral infection presentations, epidemic at this time, in patients from Florida to Montreal, from Seattle to San Diego and many places in between. The first, which I am not discussing here is a simple, though severe gastroenteritis, characterized by nausea, vomiting, and severe diarrhea, ending with watery discharge from the bowels.
I want to focus on an unusual presentation of upper respiratory tract infections. During these URI infections, I see:
A. Adult patients develop severe sore throats and laryngitis, with pain in the throat worse from coughing.
These asthmatic symptoms are atypical to these patients. They have told me that these are the symptoms they recall from an asthmatic child or grandchild, but they have no history of asthma themselves.