At one time or another, nearly everyone has experienced a bout with the flu. Caused by the influenza virus the flu affects the nose, throat and lungs. Someone sickened with the flu can easily transmit it to another person by coughing or sneezing
Protection is the key to staying healthy during flu season as your neighborhood Walgreens pharmacy team can provide some helpful information to help you understand:
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Q: How can I tell if I have the flu or a cold?
A: The flu (influenza) and the common cold are infections caused by viruses that develop in the airways. While they tend to have similar symptoms, there are notable differences:
A common cold typically starts with a sore throat. A few days later, most people develop a cough and runny nose. People who have a cold usually do not develop a fever or muscle aches. A cold usually lasts about a week.
Q: I'm allergic to eggs and can't get a flu shot. How can I avoid getting the flu?
A: Because the flu shot and the nasal flu vaccine contain egg, the shot shouldn't be administered to anyone with an allergy to eggs. Certain antiviral prescription medications; however, may help prevent the flu.