REWATCH: Allergy season is here, but is flu season over?

Allergy season is here, but is flu season over?

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - This year's flu season has been one of the worst in recent memory with one physician saying it is the "most severe" she's seen in 15 years.

And it hasn't been just the flu going around - just last week a Chesterfield assisted living facility reported dozens of cases of Norovirus.

At NBC12, we've had a lot of sick call outs this winter and early spring, and we bet that you have seen it at your workplace as well.

As part of our Digital Dialogue, we brought in three experts to answer your questions about what to do if you get sick.

Joining this Digital Dialogue were:

Dr. Kelley A. von Elten, Richmond Allergy & Asthma Specialists
Dr. von Elten attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then joined the U.S. Army. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii and her fellowship in allergy and immunology at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Dr. von Elten is board certified in pediatrics and allergy and immunology and sees patients of all ages.

Dr. Clifton Hawkes, Southside Physicians Network and Southside Regional Medical Center?
Dr. Hawkes is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease. He specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of infectious diseases. Hawkes' areas of expertise include influenza, hospital-acquired infections, wound infections, tropical medicine, Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, travel medicine and Viral Hepatitis B and C.

Dr. Tejas H. Raval, Southside Physicians Network and Southside Regional Medical Center?
Dr. Raval is board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and has expertise in both pediatric and adult ear, nose and throat problems, including the treatment of environmental allergies. He focuses his practice on the medical and surgical management of tonsil and adenoid problems, ear infections, hearing loss, sinusitis, hoarseness, dysphagia and sleep apnea. Raval also treats patients with head and neck cancer, including thyroid and salivary gland tumors as well as facial skin cancers.


During our Digital Dialogues, you can get your questions answered on Facebook Live, or you can observe the conversations on the NBC12 news app as well as our channels on Roku and Amazon Fire.

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