With fall comes flu season, and this year a new sickness that has students asking questions when testing negative for the flu, COVID, strep throat and mono.
The LSU Student Health Center has been bombarded with students with symptoms such as coughing, fever and sore throat. This mystery sickness has been given names such as "frat cough", "frat flu" and "the LSFlu".
Students who are feeling sick should stay home, get rest and take over-the-counter medicines such as Ibuprofen or Mucinex to help relieve symptoms.
LSU Student Health Center Medical Clinic Director Dr. Nelson Perret gave insight to this "LSFlu" and what students can do to avoid getting sick.
"Number one, you've got to get your rest," Dr. Perret said. "You can't push hard and get four hours of sleep at night and stay healthy. Number two, if you are getting your rest, I do recommend that you get a little exercise every day, maybe 30 minutes. Also, eat well if you can and stay hydrated."
Students are highly encouraged to receive a flu shot this year, as flu season is expected to be one of the worst. Flu Shots On The Geaux has started and is set up every day this week on campus where students and faculty can receive a free vaccine.