The flu / common cold season is coming.A s we age, our immune systems often aren’t able to fight off infections as effectively as they once did. During this season viruses such as colds and flu can circulate widely,potentially be a dangerous time for older adults. Colds can cause a sore throat and sneezing, and flu brings a high fever, stuffiness, aches, and chills. Both can progress to pneumonia, a serious disease that might be fatal in older adults.
How to reduce your risk of getting sick:
If You Do Get Sick
Even if you’re diligent, it’s possible you’ll come down with a cold or the flu. If you do, here’s what to do next:
Pay attention to your symptoms flu vs cold
Colds and the flu aren’t the same; they usually present differently. With a cold, symptoms come on gradually, and you probably won’t have a fever but will have a sore throat followed by sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, and a cough. With the flu, initial symptoms such as fever, chills, and fatigue usually come on suddenly. Colds usually resolve after a few days, but the flu often lasts longer than a week.
Use the right medication to treat flu/common cold
Most importantly remember that if your signs and symptoms get worse or last more than 10 days, visit your doctor. You may need prescription medication to prevent complications such as pneumonia.
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