HOW DO YOU KNOW??
With the winter season upon us,we are all subject to common cold and flu. It important to know whether you have cold or flu by the symptoms you experience. This is how the symptoms differ.
Common cold usually starts with sore throat that lasts for a day or two. Sneezing and runny nose starts which is followed by congestion and mild cough by fourth or fifth day. Fever may or may not be present. Nasal mucus may thicken up and become darker. Occasional headache and minor aches and pain. Fatigue and weakness normally goes away with symptoms. Overall symptoms last for a week.
Flu symptoms are usually more severe and start quickly and include Sore throat,cough,congestion, chest discomfort and fever. Aches and pains are more severe accompanied by extreme exhaustion. Fatigue and weakness lasts for 2 to 3 weeks.
Symptoms lasting longer that a week calls for a visit to doctor to rule out either sinus infection or allergic rhinitis or pneumonia. Antibiotic therapy in initiated in case of infections
Cold and flu viruses enter your body through your eyes, nose, and mouth.
1) Wash your hands
2) Use a tissue, then throw it away. If you don't have one with you, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow
3) Don't touch your face
4) Exercise regularly
5) Eat those Veggies & Fruits
6) Don't Smoke