Cold and Flu Symptoms

Cold and Flu Symptoms

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Cold and Flu Treatment Solutions

Founders Family Medicine offers treatment for both cold and flu symptoms. We know it’s important to receive an accurate diagnosis. Our team of medical experts offers compassionate care to help bring relief and healing.

Colds and flus impact millions of patients each year bringing discomfort, lost days of school or work, and lingering illness. Schedule an appointment with our urgent care team to address sudden seasonal illnesses.

Founders Family Medicine offers COVID-19 testing to help support an accurate diagnosis.

How to Treat Cold and Flu Symptoms

If you need medical attention for your cold or flu symptoms, we are here to help with experienced care. Common symptoms include sneezing, coughing, congestion, and a sore throat.

At-Home Care Options:

  • Stay hydrated

  • Get plenty of rest

  • Gargle saltwater

  • Over-the-counter medication for pain and fever

  • Use doctor-recommended saline drops

  • Humidifier for added moisture

Contact our urgent care facility to schedule an appointment. Our team of medical professionals can access your symptoms. We develop a treatment plan to bring relief and healing.

What Are Some Common Cold and Flu Symptoms?

It’s not easy to distinguish between cold and flu symptoms. Common symptoms include:

  • Cough

  • Runny nose

  • Sneezing

  • Sore throat

  • Headache

  • Watery eyes

  • Tiredness

  • Muscle aches

  • Fever

  • Green or yellow mucus

What is the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu?

Both colds and the flu stem from viruses. However, cold viruses primarily cause respiratory symptoms. Colds rarely cause severe illness and usually do not require professional care.

The influenza virus is more serious than the common cold. While it has similar symptoms as a cold, flu symptoms more often include a fever, chills and body aches.

Our team diagnoses and treats all types of viral illnesses, including colds and the flu. If you are experiencing severe or persistent symptoms, contact us to review your treatment options.

Children and the Flu

Young children and the elderly are at a higher risk of complications from the flu. Children under the age of five may experience more severe illness. Watch for dehydration, shortness of breath, and lethargy. If your child has any of these symptoms seek medical help immediately.

Don’t wait until the symptoms are severe. Schedule a pediatric urgent care appointment to address your child’s cold and flu symptoms.

Our pediatric services include diagnostic care for common illnesses, including viruses and bacterial infections. We help you find the answers and treatment you need.

Flu Vaccine

Schedule an appointment to receive a flu shot to protect yourself against the flu. The flu vaccine reduces your risk of infection with the influenza virus. Visit us online or call to schedule a flu vaccine.

Telehealth Options

Founders Family Medicine offers telehealth appointments for your safety and convenience. Before scheduling a telehealth appointment, we’ll talk with you to determine if that is the best solution. If so, we’ll schedule a telehealth appointment with a care provider.

Quality Care for You and Your Family

Founders Family Medicine serves Castle Rock, Colorado with reliable care from board-certified physicians and physician assistants. Visit us online or call to schedule an appointment for care.