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Most clinics have already started to have the flu clinics...
 
MOST PHARMACIES IN THIS AREA ARE TAKING WALK-INS FOR FLU SHOT
 
 
 
Flu Screening tool contents:
 
 
 
 

What are the symptoms of the flu?

Flu symptoms include:

  • A 100oF or higher fever or feeling feverish (not everyone with the flu has a fever)
  • A cough and/or sore throat
  • A runny or stuffy nose-which can also be a cold - look at all symptoms together
  • Headaches and/or body aches
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea (most common in children)

Do I have the flu or a cold?

The flu and the common cold have similar symptoms. It can be difficult to tell the difference between them. Your Health care provider can give you a test within the first few days of your illness to determine whether or not you have the flu.

In general, the flu is worse than the common cold. Symptoms such as fever, body aches, tiredness, and cough are more common and intense with the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose.

When should I seek emergency medical attention?

Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Purple or blue discoloration of the lips
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough


 

In general, the flu is worse than the common cold. Symptoms such as fever, body aches, tiredness, and cough are more common and intense with the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose.       (www.flu.gov)

 

Flu vs. Colds: A Guide to Symptoms



Questions

Flu

Cold

Was the onset of illness ...

sudden?

slow?

Does your child have a ...

high fever?

no (or mild) fever?

Is your child's exhaustion level ...

severe?

mild?

Is your child's head ...

achy?

headache-free?

Is your child's appetite ...

decreased

normal?

Are your child's muscles ...

achy?

fine?

Does your child have ...

chills?

no chills?

If most of your answers fell into the first category, chances are that your child has the flu. If your answers were usually in the second category, it's most likely a cold.  (kidshealth.org)

 
 
 
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