Are you experiencing cold and flu symptoms? Tis’ the season to be sneezing! Some cold and flu indicators are well-known while others are not. As cold and flu season begins, how do you tell the difference between whether you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms? Here is a brief list of symptoms that will help you tell the difference.
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Headache or body aches
- Mild tiredness
- Colds come on gradually over a few days and are often milder than the flu. They usually get better in 7 to 10 days, although symptoms can last for up to 2 weeks.
- Dry, hacking cough
- Moderate to high fever, although not everyone with the flu will run a fever
- Sore throat
- Shaking chills
- Severe muscle or body aches
- Stuffy and runny nose.
- Severe fatigue that may last up to two weeks
- Nausea and vomiting (most common in children)
- Flu symptoms come on quickly and can be severe. They usually last 1 to 2 weeks.
Walk in anytime to visit a provider. We can provide flu tests as well as other tests to rule out other possible flu-season culprits.
Click here for tips on how to avoid getting sick this holiday season. If you believe you may be experiencing symptoms of the cold or flu, visit us immediately so we can help you feel better, FAST! To find the nearest clinic to you, visit mainstreetfamilycare.com or kidsstreeturgentcare.com.