How should you prepare for flu season?
There are distinct differences between the symptoms of the common cold and influenza.
Symptoms of the flu include an abrupt and sudden onset of fever, aches, chills, fatigue/weakness, headache and, in some cases, vomiting. The flu typically lasts anywhere from one to two weeks. Vaccines greatly decrease your likelihood of contracting the flu and the CDC recommends that everyone gets a flu shot if at all possible.
Symptoms of the common cold usually have more of a gradual onset and are more mild. Those who have contracted a cold usually experience sneezing, congestion, and a sore throat. Peachtree Immediate Care provides treatment for both the common cold and the flu.
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If you believe your life is at risk, then call 911 or go to the emergency room! This includes but is not limited to: Losing consciousness, pregnancy bleeding/complications, severe burns, severe abdominal pain, signs/symptoms of stroke or heart attack, open fractures, and infants under 6 months with a fever over 103 degrees.