Cold vs. Flu
Common Cold vs. Influenza
Flu symptoms should subside in 3-5 days, although cough and weakness may persist.
Cold symptoms usually last 5-14 days, but should start to improve within 7 days.
Cold and Flu Prevention!
• WASH YOUR HANDS
• Cover your cough or sneeze with the inside of your elbow.
• Get an annual flu shot! They are still available at the Health Center!!
• Avoid close contact with people who may be sick.
• If you have flu-like symptoms, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without fever-reducing medicine (Ibuprofen, Advil, Tylenol)
See a physician if:
•Shortness of breath or chest pain
•Mental status changes
•Headache with neck pain