Seasonal viruses to blame for end-of-summer colds

Many southwestern Connecticut kids heading back-to-school have an added challenge: a stuffy nose. Dr. Peter Chuchka of Willows Pediatric in Westport says many will be hit with an end-of-summer cold, and seasonal viruses are to blame. The symptoms are recurring cough, sniffles and post-nasal drip. Chuchka says if there's a fever or persistent cough involved, you'll want to get it checked out by your doctor.Also, if what seems like a common cold persists for more than a few weeks, it may actually be allergies.

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