Symptoms can typically last 7-14 days and include:
Cold's typically cure themselves through getting extra rest and drinking lots of fluids. Antibiotics will not help you recover from a cold. They do not work against viruses, and they may make it harder for your body to fight future bacterial infections if you take them unnecessarily.
Please make an appointment at the HCC if you have:
Flu symptoms will last 10-14 days and include:
Most people with the flu have mild illness and do not need to seek medical care from a nurse or nurse practitioner. If you get sick with flu symptoms, in most cases, you should stay home getting lots of rest, drinking lots of fluids, and avoiding contact with other people. CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or other necessities. Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine, such as Tylenol®. You should stay home from work, school, travel, shopping, social events, and public gatherings.
Please call to make an appointment at the HCC if you have:
The Health and Counseling Center is a firm believer that the best flu treatment is prevention. The flu vaccine is available at the HCC for $20 or at any of the surrounding pharmacies where your insurance is accepted.