Doctor Tom Metcalf with Wasatch Pediatrics said he is seeing a number of positive strep throat cultures.
Some Salt Lake City children are also suffering from gastro-intestinal upset, more commonly known as the gut flu. In South Jordan, Dr. Zak Zar-Bock with Families First Pediatrics said it's not the flu, but the flu-like symptoms that are spreading in his area. Those include a fever, cough, runny nose and body aches.
With springtime's high pollen counts he's also seeing a lot of allergies. Those can be treated with children's cough syrup.
At Cottonwood Pediatrics in Murray Dr. Joseph Cramer said he is seeing a few cases of fifth's disease also known as Erythema Infectiosum, an infectious rash that appears on the face. Because it is a viral disease, antibiotics can’t do much. He suggested rest and fluids.
Check back next week to see what's going around.