Signs and Symptoms: Is It A Cold Or The Flu?

Posted by on February 11, 2014

Flu Shots Franklin TN Urgent CareAre you feeling “under the weather?” Cold and flu season is upon us, and if you’re runny nose or nagging cough has turned into a full-blown cold, then it may be time to drop by Physicians Urgent Care for a tune-up. Flu symptoms often start the same as a cold, but do you know when you’ve crossed over into the realm of influenza?

Cold or the Flu?

Both a cold and the flu may give you a sore throat, runny nose, chest congestion and a cough, but the flu will add a fever, muscle soreness and a headache. Cold symptoms usually last about a week with a contagious period of around 3 days. Flu symptoms usually last about the same amount of time (roughly 5 days) but are usually more severe and often leave you feeling run down for a week or more.

Taking precautions such as washing your hands and getting plenty of sleep during the cold and flu months is always wise, but if you haven’t yet had your seasonal flu vaccine, it’s not too late to get one. If you’re miserable with the symptoms of a cold or the flu, or want to get a flu shot to keep from feeling miserable later, come into the Physicians Urgent Care clinic in Franklin, Tennessee. We can help you find relief when you’re feeling the aches and discomfort of cold or flu-like symptoms. Open seven days a week with no appointments necessary, our experienced medical staff is here to help you.

For any injury, illness or pediatric medical needs, you can count on the compassion, expertise and state-of-the-art equipment at Physicians Urgent Care.  With convenient hours, we’re here for you and your family with on-site X-rays, diagnosis and treatment. At our facility, we are able to care for illnesses and injuries that most doctors’ offices are not equipped to handle. Your health care is our concern. When you are ill, in pain or in a rush, we are in your neighborhood to provide you with quality medical care.