Tis the season of coughs and colds, say doctors

There s a sudden surge in cases of allergic and seasonal bronchitis in the city health experts suggest avoiding pollution and staying alert As schools offices and theatres trudge back to a pre pandemic reality doctors from hospitals across the city are reporting a rise in viral allergic and seasonal bronchitis Though the cases are not alarming they say that it s unusual for such cases to appear during this time An increasing number of patients are visiting hospitals complaining of cough common cold and wheezing in some cases as well While most cases are just mild and are being treated with antibiotics doctors are unable to pinpoint the exact reason for this rise After the third wave of Covid there was a dip in such cases and during the third wave most patients reported symptoms of cold and cough were associated with Omicron cases For the past weeks doctors are seeing a small surge in cases

Source : Bangalore Mirror