Getting sick is never fun. If you experience symptoms, like fever, coughing, sneezing, and runny nose, it can be hard to tell whether it’s a common cold or the flu (influenza). Regardless, you probably want to feel better again as soon as possible and make sure it is not something more serious. When you’re feeling under the weather, you can count on the trusted professionals at Cape Family Medical Clinic. We offer same-day care and convenient appointment times so you can receive the treatment you need. We welcome patients of all ages, from young children to seniors, and accept most types of insurance.
Colds and flu are two different viral infections that affect the respiratory system. Usually, symptoms of the flu are more sudden and severe than the common cold. Colds and flu generally involve the following symptoms:
At Cape Family Medical Clinic, someone from our team will assess your symptoms and prescribe appropriate treatments to help you feel better. Common treatments for colds and flu include cough suppressants, decongestants, steroid nasal sprays, oral corticosteroids, and antiviral flu drugs.
Colds and flu can lead to similar symptoms, like a stuffy nose, fever, and coughing. Our family medicine providers are trained to diagnose the differences between colds and influenza and can offer prompt treatment to help you feel better again. If you need care for yourself or your child, please reach out to our office to schedule an urgent care appointment today.
24 N Sprigg St #5526,
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701