Cold and Flu

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Cold and Flu

Fever, body aches and sore throat, is this a cold? Or is it the FLU?

The common cold and the flu have many very similar symptoms. Colds are usually mild and do not result in serious health problems, while the flu can lead to hospitalization with serious and even life-threatening complications.The only way to know if you’re suffering from a cold or the flu is a rapid flu test. Get tested today right in our office! We can help diagnose your symptoms, and provide the treatment you need to start feeling better.

Symptoms of the common cold are generally mild, last from 7-10 days, and include:

  • Sore Throat
  • Runny or Stuffy Nose
  • Sneezing
  • Body Aches
  • Headache
  • Watery Eyes

The flu is caused by viruses. It occurs seasonally (October through May), and is spread through droplets when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. Flu symptoms can be mild to severe, and include

  • Sore Throat
  • Runny or Stuffy Nose
  • Cough
  • Muscle or Body Aches
  • Headache
  • Fever or Feeling Feverish/Chills

If you do come down with a cold or the flu, our providers can prescribe an antiviral medication proven to lessen the severity and duration of your illness.

COVID-19 Risk Assessment

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