Coughing, sneezing, and feeling bad, are all symptoms both the common cold and flu virus may cause and according to Infection Preventionist, Jill Labossiere many people have a hard time identifying their illness.
She says with the flu it is common to have a fever, you an have a headache, and you will feel very tired, as if you have run out of gas.
People with the cold are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose, mild coughing or hacking, and a sore throat according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.
But before heading to the Emergency Room to be seen for a bug, YRMC strongly urges you to see your Primary Care Doctor or local Urgent Care first.
This could save you or your child from sitting in the waiting room for an extended amount of time.
"The emergency room is really busy this year, how that works is we treat emergent and sick people first, so if you come and don't have a life threatening situation you will be seen when they are able to see you," says Labossiere.
There are many things you can do to avoid catching or spreading the two viruses.
"Stay healthy, eat right, drink plenty of fluids, cover your cough, cover your sneeze with a tissues, practice good hand hygiene. If you must cough, cough into your shoulder or hands and if you do cough into your hands be sure to clean them right away," says Labossiere.
YRMC recommends for people to get a yearly flu shot, although they do not make you bullet proof, they do keep you safe from the most common virus strains.
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