About Colds and Flus
- Cold and flu cases tend to spike between the months of October and May. While these illnesses are quite different, it can be hard to tell the difference based on symptoms alone.
- The common cold is a viral infection that can be caused by more than 200 virus strains. The flu, on the other hand, is caused by influenza viruses which affect the respiratory system, including the nose, throat and lungs.
- When comparing symptoms, the common cold tends to slowly worsen over two to three days, while the flu comes on suddenly and rapidly worsens over the first one to two days. Sore throat, nasal symptoms, cough and congestion are classic symptoms of a cold. Fever is more common in flu, especially if it is high. Body aches and fatigue also tend to be more common with the flu.
- If you’re feeling signs of the season, our board-certified clinicians can determine whether you have a cold or the flu and provide the appropriate treatment to immediately relieve your symptoms.
- Read more about Cold and Flu Season
Our board-certified clinicians can properly diagnose your symptoms and prescribe a treatment and management plan that will help you get healthy!
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- Most major insurance plans are accepted
Prepare for your visit to RediClinic
- Once you book your appointment online, you’ll receive a confirmation code – Please bring your confirmation code to expedite check-in
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment
- Bring a valid government-issued I.D.
- If you are using insurance, bring your insurance card