This time of year, it seems like everyone is catching something!
We hope you find the following information useful to brush up on the key differences between a regular cold & the flu for proper treatment.
(100-102°F); lasts three to four days
|General Aches, Pains||Slight||Usual; often severe|
|Fatigue, Weakness||Quite mild||Can last up to two to three weeks|
|Extreme Exhaustion||Never||Early and prominent|
|Mild to moderate;
|Common; can become severe|
can be life-threatening
|Prevention||None||Annual vaccination; (antiviral drugs)|
relief of symptoms
|Symmetrel, Flumadine, Relenza,
or Tamiflu within 24-48 hours
after onset of symptoms