2. Nasal congestion
Nasal congestion too, and that oh so annoying feeling of being all blocked up, can be a telltale sign of adenovirus. The feeling like you always need to go and blow your nose is not just annoying, but it’s a warning that a virus is working its way into your system. Of course, children put up with snotty and blocked noses for half of the year anyway, and so it is left to the adults to interpret this symptom as a product of adenovirus.
With kids spending their days in schools, kindergartens or any other place full of their peers, the chances of infection are pretty high, especially when the snot is in full flow, from hand to face and face to hand. Although it is, without doubt, a gross subject to talk about, someone’s nasal passages being all snotty and icky is one of the most reliable telltale signs that adenovirus is present. It’s not an exact science, but couple this nasal congestion with the aforementioned fever, and you’ve pretty much got yourself a case of adenovirus, virtually guaranteed.