Health Tip: When College Kids Should Go to the Doctor

By on September 26, 2018

The closeness of college dorms and cafeterias means students are prone to getting sick or acquiring infections.

Colleges typically have a medical facility on campus that students can go to if they feel sick, but a more serious illness may require a visit to the emergency room.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says college students shouldn’t ignore any of these symptoms that could mean a serious illness:

  • A fever of 102 degrees F (39 degrees C) or higher.
  • A headache and stiff neck.
  • Pain with urination.
  • An unusual discharge from the genitals.
  • A change in a female’s menstrual cycle.
  • Long-lasting pain in the abdomen.
  • A persistent cough, chest pain or trouble breathing.

Source: HealthDay

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