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- Weak immune system
- Exposure to a sneeze or cough of an infected person
- Exposure to the stool of an infected person
- Living in close contact with others such as military units, schools, or summer camps
- Handling an object that was exposed to an infected person
- Exposure to water contaminated with adenovirus
- Respiratory tract
- Urinary tract
- Mucous from throat or nose
Management of Symptoms
- Get plenty of rest.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Use a humidifier or vaporizer.
- Take over-the-counter pain medications if you have discomfort.
- Avoid contact with infected persons.
- Wash hands often.
- Wash and clean common surfaces, such as counters and toys.
- Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes.
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Healthy Children—American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.healthychildren.org
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- Reviewer: David Horn, MD
- Review Date: 08/2015 -
- Update Date: 08/18/2014 -
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