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Women's health; 'Festival Flu'

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'Festival Flu'

One of the surest signs that things are moving past COVID is the reemergence of festivals. If you've been to one of these outdoor festivals, you know that in addition to being surrounded by music and friends, there’s also dirt, pollen and maybe even secondhand smoke.

If you're one of the unlucky folks to catch a show after a rainy day, you can add mud and quite possibly mold, grass, weeds and other allergens to the mix. All of these elements are ripe to form the perfect chorus of coughs, sneezes and wheezes.

Affectionately referred to as "Festival Flu," this virus is anecdotally said to set in after a weekend of concerts. Stories of "Festival Flu" are so common that Coachella has a forum with concertgoers lamenting their post-festival illness and sharing remedies to colds and flu in addition to the aftereffects of too much fun.

Guest: Dr. Jennifer Cowart, internist and hospitalist.

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