Common Illnesses

Living in close proximity with others (such as in a college dorm) can increase your likelihood of getting sick. Find out how to diagnose, treat, and seek help for common illnesses such as allergies, MRSA, mono, and nausea/vomiting.



Allergies can be seasonal and many students suffer from new allergies after arriving on campus. A total of 42.3% of Georgetown students report a problem with allergies. Find out about symptoms, prevention and treatment.


Mono is a common illness that can you leave you fatigued for months. Young adults are most susceptible to the illness so find out the symptoms, prevention and treatment methods.


MRSA or staph infections have seen a slight increase among college campuses. Find out how to prevent an infection and what to do in case you need treatment.

Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are debilitating illnesses that can be caused by different viruses or reactions. Find out how to prevent and treat them.