Colds and Flus are characterized by sore throats, nasal congestion, coughs, sputum production, fever, and headaches. Because viruses cause most cases, antibiotics are not generally used.

If you’re experiencing some of the symptoms listed above and you’d feel more comfortable getting an official diagnosis, request a private consultation with one of our healthcare providers, and a virtual doctor will help you to better understand what you’re dealing with, all within the comfort of your own home.

COMMON SYMPTOMS

  • Sore throat
  • Fever (low-grade)
  • Coughing up mucus that may be yellow or green
  • Runny and stuffy nose starting a few days before the chest congestion
  • Feeling run-down or tired

Colds and flu are typically very contagious and more prevalent during the fall and winter months. They are often accompanied by sore throats, nasal congestion, fever, coughs, sputum production, and headaches.

 

What Causes Colds and Flu?

Colds and flu are common conditions that are usually caused by viruses. Because viruses cause most cases instead of an infection, doctors do not normally recommend antibiotics. Flu is caused by influenza viruses, while colds can be caused by several different viruses. These viruses spread from one person to another through personal contact and the air.

 

Symptoms of Colds and Flu

Symptoms of colds and flu include:

  • Runny or blocked nose
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Coughing
  • Feeling tired or exhausted
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping

 

Colds and Flu Treatment

Feeling bunged up and poorly can make you feel miserable. The first line of defense for flu and colds typically includes home remedies like staying hydrated and getting plenty of rest. If you’re experiencing some of the symptoms listed above and you’d feel more comfortable getting an official diagnosis, request a private consultation with one of our healthcare providers. A virtual doctor will help you to better understand what you’re dealing with and advice on the best course of treatment, all within the comfort of your own home.