What we treat

Cold and Flu

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  • What are the symptoms of cold and flu?

  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • How to treat cold and flu

The common cold and flu are respiratory illnesses caused by different viruses. Both share common symptoms and can include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headache and fatigue.

The symptoms of COVID-19 can be similar to cold and flu. The most common symptoms are fever, cough and difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. People may also experience any of the following symptoms: muscle or body aches, runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion, fatigue, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or a loss of taste or smell. 

Learning about these conditions, how long they may last, and how to get relief is key to understanding the right treatment for your symptoms. If you’re sick with the cold, flu or COVID-19, it can be hard to find a provider who’s available when you need them. With Doctor On Demand, see one of our board-certified providers from wherever you are, 24/7. Our medical experts share how we can help with the cold and flu below.

What are the symptoms of cold and flu?

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The common cold and flu are respiratory illnesses caused by different viruses. Both share common symptoms and can include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headache and fatigue.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The symptoms of COVID-19 can be similar to cold and flu. The most common symptoms are fever, cough and difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. People may also experience any of the following symptoms: muscle or body aches, runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion, fatigue, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or a loss of taste or smell. 

How to treat cold and flu

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Learning about these conditions, how long they may last, and how to get relief is key to understanding the right treatment for your symptoms. If you’re sick with the cold, flu or COVID-19, it can be hard to find a provider who’s available when you need them. With Doctor On Demand, see one of our board-certified providers from wherever you are, 24/7. Our medical experts share how we can help with the cold and flu below.

How Doctor On Demand can help

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Steps to relieve symptoms
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  • Don’t overexert yourself
  • Over-the-counter medicines may help
  • Avoid damp environments
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Make sure to get enough sleep
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