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When your health concerns can't wait.
What steps can I take to prevent getting sick this cold and flu season?
Washing your hands frequently is the single most important thing you can do to prevent illness. Be careful not to touch your eyes,
nose and mouth when you're not feeling well. It's always important to practice good cough and sneeze etiquette to avoid spreading
germs to other people around you, including your family. Get in the habit of always coughing or sneezing into your sleeve, tissue or
some other barrier to prevent the airborne spread of germs.
There is also incredible value in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Get adequate sleep, eat a healthy and balanced diet, and participate in
a routine exercise program. All of these things can help lessen the severity of your illness if you get sick.
How can I tell if I have a cold or the flu?
Cold symptoms typically begin with a sore throat and frequently progress to nasal symptoms such as a runny nose and congestion along
with a cough. Most adults do not have a fever with a common cold, although children can certainly have a fever with a cold. In addition,
cold symptoms typically come on very slowly over the course of a day or two and generally do not last more than four or five days.
Flu symptoms come on very quickly and are much more severe. The most common initial symptom is high fever, headache and severe
muscle aches or soreness. These are followed by nasal congestion and a cough which is generally much more severe and can often
lead to pneumonia. The very young, elderly and people with a compromised immune system or a chronic lifelong illness such as
diabetes or emphysema are also at greater risk to develop pneumonia.
The one common thread between influenza and the common cold is that they both spread via the same
mechanism, generally through the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose or mouth. That's why good hand
washing habits and cough and sneeze etiquette are so critical to preventing the spread of these viral infections.
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Dr. Sanford Vieder, DO, FACOEP, Medical Director at Lakes Urgent Care, West Bloomfield
November 28 • 2013