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Is it a cold or the flu?

Posted by Jean Peikert, RN on


Cold Flu (influenza)
Runny Nose Runny Nose
Sore throat (scratchy) Sore throat and headache
Cough Cough
No fever or low fever Fever, usually over 101 degrees F and chills
Mild fatigue Moderate to sever fatigue and weakness
Achy muscles

Home remedies:

Drink lots of fluids, water, juice or tea. Try chicken soup. Scientists have found that it has some anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce mucus production in the respiratory tract and help relieve congestion. Get lots of rest. Most people recover from a cold in about a week or two but for some relief of discomfort products such as Tylenol, and Ibuprofen may help relieve fever, sore throat and headaches. Just be sure not to give aspirin to children as it has been associated with Reyes syndrome.

 Get your flu shot which will be available again October 22, from 8:30 to 11:30. In the Faith Life Center.

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