Seasonal Sickness:Cold Vs The Flu
30
September

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , /


It’s a 14 welcome back it’s It’s a 14 welcome back it’s
that time of year again. It’s a 14 welcome back it’s
that time of year again.
If you have congestion runny that time of year again.
If you have congestion runny
nose or your sneezing and If you have congestion runny
nose or your sneezing and
coughing your first stop might nose or your sneezing and
coughing your first stop might
be you have coughing your first stop might
be you have
a cold the diagnosing symptoms be you have
a cold the diagnosing symptoms
can be tricky. According to the a cold the diagnosing symptoms
can be tricky. According to the
asthma and allergy Foundation can be tricky. According to the
asthma and allergy Foundation
of America, about 50 million asthma and allergy Foundation
of America, about 50 million
people in the United States of America, about 50 million
people in the United States
have allergies. Although cold people in the United States
have allergies. Although cold
and seasonal allergies might have allergies. Although cold
and seasonal allergies might
share some of the same and seasonal allergies might
share some of the same
symptoms. They are very share some of the same
symptoms. They are very
different diseases here to symptoms. They are very
different diseases here to
explain how you can tell the different diseases here to
explain how you can tell the
difference is doctor in the explain how you can tell the
difference is doctor in the
lead at Woodruff from Mayo difference is doctor in the
lead at Woodruff from Mayo
Clinic, thank you so much for lead at Woodruff from Mayo
Clinic, thank you so much for
coming in on this Clinic, thank you so much for
coming in on this
Saturday morning. Let’s start coming in on this
Saturday morning. Let’s start
with the simplest question you Saturday morning. Let’s start
with the simplest question you
probably get what’s the with the simplest question you
probably get what’s the
difference between allergies probably get what’s the
difference between allergies
and the cold difference between allergies
and the cold
and I get that question all the and the cold
and I get that question all the
time people of all ages. and I get that question all the
time people of all ages.
>>Kids adults, my own family time people of all ages.
>>Kids adults, my own family
every year, especially this>>Kids adults, my own family
every year, especially this
time of year. So allergies every year, especially this
time of year. So allergies
is really response or time of year. So allergies
is really response or
irritation of your sinuses air is really response or
irritation of your sinuses air
nose or throat allergens in irritation of your sinuses air
nose or throat allergens in
the community while a cold is nose or throat allergens in
the community while a cold is
actual infection more likely the community while a cold is
actual infection more likely
than not from a buyer’s. actual infection more likely
than not from a buyer’s.
>>Allergies might go than not from a buyer’s.
>>Allergies might go
away colds will not there or is>>Allergies might go
away colds will not there or is
there a difference between the away colds will not there or is
there a difference between the
duration of how long these there a difference between the
duration of how long these
to last. duration of how long these
to last.
>>Yeah, I’m definitely so to last.
>>Yeah, I’m definitely so
allergies and colds usually go>>Yeah, I’m definitely so
allergies and colds usually go
away on their own sometimes you allergies and colds usually go
away on their own sometimes you
need a little bit of support away on their own sometimes you
need a little bit of support
and help depending on what time need a little bit of support
and help depending on what time
of year can last for weeks or and help depending on what time
of year can last for weeks or
months, especially the pollen of year can last for weeks or
months, especially the pollen
is just retaining and thing in months, especially the pollen
is just retaining and thing in
the air while a cold usually is just retaining and thing in
the air while a cold usually
last 3 to the air while a cold usually
last 3 to
5 days. Sometimes as long as 10 last 3 to
5 days. Sometimes as long as 10
days though I know that can be 5 days. Sometimes as long as 10
days though I know that can be
annoying for some patients days though I know that can be
annoying for some patients
really just dealing with those annoying for some patients
really just dealing with those
symptoms knowing for sure I’m really just dealing with those
symptoms knowing for sure I’m
sure a lot of people might go symptoms knowing for sure I’m
sure a lot of people might go
to a doctor. sure a lot of people might go
to a doctor.
>>Hoping that they’re going to to a doctor.
>>Hoping that they’re going to
get something for that and then>>Hoping that they’re going to
get something for that and then
to find out they’re not going get something for that and then
to find out they’re not going
to get anything to fix it. to find out they’re not going
to get anything to fix it.
But you just have to let her to get anything to fix it.
But you just have to let her
run its course I know a call it But you just have to let her
run its course I know a call it
is just irritating I get calls run its course I know a call it
is just irritating I get calls
myself, it’s common. is just irritating I get calls
myself, it’s common.
But antibiotics are myself, it’s common.
But antibiotics are
specifically may only treat But antibiotics are
specifically may only treat
bacterial infections. specifically may only treat
bacterial infections.
Unfortunately we don’t have a bacterial infections.
Unfortunately we don’t have a
treatment or cure for viruses. Unfortunately we don’t have a
treatment or cure for viruses.
And they just have to run their treatment or cure for viruses.
And they just have to run their
course your body usually gets And they just have to run their
course your body usually gets
rid of it on its own and what course your body usually gets
rid of it on its own and what
you should do is drink, plenty rid of it on its own and what
you should do is drink, plenty
of water. Stay hydrated. you should do is drink, plenty
of water. Stay hydrated.
Yes get plenty of rest leave of water. Stay hydrated.
Yes get plenty of rest leave
well eat well, good hand Yes get plenty of rest leave
well eat well, good hand
hygiene so you’re not spreading well eat well, good hand
hygiene so you’re not spreading
the virus back and forth hygiene so you’re not spreading
the virus back and forth
between family and friends the virus back and forth
between family and friends
helps you just recover from between family and friends
helps you just recover from
a cold. Well I was recently out helps you just recover from
a cold. Well I was recently out
of work for about a week a cold. Well I was recently out
of work for about a week
because I ended up getting a of work for about a week
because I ended up getting a
bacteria infection and I’m now because I ended up getting a
bacteria infection and I’m now
I’m bacteria infection and I’m now
I’m
freaked out. I’m
freaked out.
>>About touching it or not a freaked out.
>>About touching it or not a
staples devices, phones.>>About touching it or not a
staples devices, phones.
Yes, oh, yes, when you say wash staples devices, phones.
Yes, oh, yes, when you say wash
your hands and make sure Yes, oh, yes, when you say wash
your hands and make sure
everything sanitary I thought I your hands and make sure
everything sanitary I thought I
was to every single word when everything sanitary I thought I
was to every single word when
it comes to that at 1.2 people was to every single word when
it comes to that at 1.2 people
seek it comes to that at 1.2 people
seek
medical care. seek
medical care.
>>And that’s a good question. medical care.
>>And that’s a good question.
So usually viruses like I said>>And that’s a good question.
So usually viruses like I said
last 3 to 5 days sometimes So usually viruses like I said
last 3 to 5 days sometimes
longest 10 to 14, especially in last 3 to 5 days sometimes
longest 10 to 14, especially in
young infants. If longest 10 to 14, especially in
young infants. If
it start still last longer than young infants. If
it start still last longer than
that and that’s probably when it start still last longer than
that and that’s probably when
you should see your doctor. that and that’s probably when
you should see your doctor.
Other reason to see a doctor. you should see your doctor.
Other reason to see a doctor.
If you have a fever or if Other reason to see a doctor.
If you have a fever or if
you’re getting a fever is up to If you have a fever or if
you’re getting a fever is up to
a 101 for several days. you’re getting a fever is up to
a 101 for several days.
If you’re really having thick a 101 for several days.
If you’re really having thick
green new kids coughing up If you’re really having thick
green new kids coughing up
having green new kids coughing up
having
difficulty breathing. I just having
difficulty breathing. I just
feel so sick and nauseous that difficulty breathing. I just
feel so sick and nauseous that
you’re not eating and drinking feel so sick and nauseous that
you’re not eating and drinking
enough to stay hydrated. you’re not eating and drinking
enough to stay hydrated.
Those are reasons to see a enough to stay hydrated.
Those are reasons to see a
doctor and almost sounds like Those are reasons to see a
doctor and almost sounds like
we’re moving from the cold doctor and almost sounds like
we’re moving from the cold
territory. we’re moving from the cold
territory.
>>To the flu territory with territory.
>>To the flu territory with
that said exactly yes of the>>To the flu territory with
that said exactly yes of the
flu is a little bit more that said exactly yes of the
flu is a little bit more
serious than the cold. Calls flu is a little bit more
serious than the cold. Calls
like I said are really annoying serious than the cold. Calls
like I said are really annoying
you get runny nose, itchy eyes. like I said are really annoying
you get runny nose, itchy eyes.
But with the flu you get these you get runny nose, itchy eyes.
But with the flu you get these
really high fevers you’ll just But with the flu you get these
really high fevers you’ll just
feel like you got hit or really high fevers you’ll just
feel like you got hit or
smacked by a truck out of feel like you got hit or
smacked by a truck out of
nowhere. You get headaches. smacked by a truck out of
nowhere. You get headaches.
And body aches and chills. nowhere. You get headaches.
And body aches and chills.
The flu really is what makes And body aches and chills.
The flu really is what makes
people missed work and school The flu really is what makes
people missed work and school
and it can also lead to serious people missed work and school
and it can also lead to serious
infections like pneumonia. and it can also lead to serious
infections like pneumonia.
So that’s why it’s more serious infections like pneumonia.
So that’s why it’s more serious
let’s talk about the flu So that’s why it’s more serious
let’s talk about the flu
vaccine who should get it when let’s talk about the flu
vaccine who should get it when
should you get why should vaccine who should get it when
should you get why should
you get well actually the CDC should you get why should
you get well actually the CDC
has actually just come out with you get well actually the CDC
has actually just come out with
new guidelines the has actually just come out with
new guidelines the
recommendations in the past new guidelines the
recommendations in the past
year recommendations in the past
year
recommending that everyone our year
recommending that everyone our
children over the age of 6 recommending that everyone our
children over the age of 6
months and older son actually children over the age of 6
months and older son actually
get the flu vaccine. Unless you months and older son actually
get the flu vaccine. Unless you
have a specific get the flu vaccine. Unless you
have a specific
contraindications to have a specific
contraindications to
getting it we’ve actually want contraindications to
getting it we’ve actually want
children elderly pregnant women getting it we’ve actually want
children elderly pregnant women
to be protected from the flu. children elderly pregnant women
to be protected from the flu.
So by everyone getting that to be protected from the flu.
So by everyone getting that
that helps read the flu. So by everyone getting that
that helps read the flu.
To those people and this year that helps read the flu.
To those people and this year
when will the vaccine To those people and this year
when will the vaccine
be available. And now the Mayo when will the vaccine
be available. And now the Mayo
Clinic we’re going to start be available. And now the Mayo
Clinic we’re going to start
having it October 1st Clinic we’re going to start
having it October 1st
awesome because that’s always having it October 1st
awesome because that’s always
changing with the virus yet awesome because that’s always
changing with the virus yet
this season itself usually we changing with the virus yet
this season itself usually we
know early fall to late spring, this season itself usually we
know early fall to late spring,
but right now we’re expecting know early fall to late spring,
but right now we’re expecting
to have it around October 1st but right now we’re expecting
to have it around October 1st
doctor Woodruff as always thank to have it around October 1st
doctor Woodruff as always thank
you so much for coming in doctor Woodruff as always thank
you so much for coming in
remember. you so much for coming in
remember.
>>Wash your hands, eat well


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