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What's Going Around: Asthma symptoms worse for kids

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GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - In this week's "What's Going Around” - if you're hoarse, you're not alone. Plus, physicians say parents of kids with asthma should make an action plan now.

Dr. Colleen Swank with Altru says in Grand Forks and Crookston, tree pollen and spring allergens are making asthma symptoms worse for kids. Children with asthma should have a written asthma action plan provided by their primary care provider. Those who don't should follow up with their provider to develop one.

Stephanie Hinkle at Sanford Health East Grand Forks Walk-In Clinic is treating patients with laryngitis. This can cause a raspy voice or loss of voice.  This time of year, it can be caused by drainage in the throat, from allergies, or a virus. This can last a few weeks. Treatment is to rest the voice and drink plenty of fluids.