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81. American College of Emergency Physicians Guide to Cold & Flu part 3

Continued from Part 2:


sleep for cold or flu?

Should I go to work or should I sleep with a cold or flu?


But what’s the deal with your mucous changing from clear to thick? Is it NOT a cold virus if your mucous isn’t THICK? IT always starts out runny— changing to THICK and yellow, just means it is drying up and going away!!!


By American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 — The Nation’s Emergency Physicians Want You To Know The Difference Between Them and What You Can Do To Stay Healthy
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Common Colds:

Colds are far less serious than the flu and may be treated with over-the-counter decongestants, cough medicines or plain old rest and fluids.  If you choose to use medications, follow the instructions on the label carefully.  The best way to prevent colds is to wash your hands regularly and avoid contact with people who have colds or other upper respiratory infections.

Signs and symptoms of colds include:

  • An initial tickle in the throat
  • A runny or stuffy nose and sneezing
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Mild fever
  • Mild fatigue
  • Mild muscle aches
  • Loss of appetite
  • A change in nasal discharge from watery to thick yellow or green.

“We want you to stay healthy this winter and take proper care of yourself,” said Dr. Sama.  “In most instances, these illnesses cause a few days of discomfort.  But sometimes, it can be more serious.  Emergency physicians are standing by ready to treat you if it’s necessary.”



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