Cold and Flu viruses, while considered common, also are debilitating and can prohibit you from your normal everyday living. Colds, simply put, are infections of the nose and throat. There are many different causes and in some cases, can go away without treatment. While long-term a cold typically does no harm, we understand the inconvenience it can be when trying to go about your day-to-day activities.
Symptoms most commonly appear as a runny nose, mild cough, and fever. Some congestion can also appear after having a cold for a few days. While we often refer to late Winter as “Flu Season”, you can catch the flu any time of the year. People are most commonly affected from early October to late March, but it’s not impossible to catch a cold/flu virus outside of that timeframe.
Cold symptoms are typically much milder than the Flu, and has a smaller effect on the immune system. These viruses are typically associated with symptoms just of the respiratory system, but it can also pair with fatigue, muscle pain, and itchy eyes. Due to these symptoms, at times it can be hard to tell whether you have a cold or are reacting to an allergen.