If you are experiencing the symptoms of a cold or influenza (the flu) in Henderson, Nevada, or a nearby area, turn to Jovive Health. We are a 100% doctor-owned and -led practice, and we’re pleased to offer both cold treatment and flu treatment services at our local clinic.
The Common Cold vs. Influenza
The common cold and the flu produce many of the same symptoms—including sneezing, coughing, fatigue, and weakness—so what’s the difference between them? It starts with what causes the respective illnesses. Colds can result from more than 200 different viruses (for example, rhinoviruses and seasonal coronaviruses), while the flu can only be caused by influenza viruses.
With regard to differences in symptoms, a cold is more likely to cause congestion, a runny nose, and a sore throat. The flu, however, is more likely to cause a fever, chills, a headache, and body aches. Generally speaking, flu symptoms tend to be more severe and begin more suddenly than cold symptoms. With that said, only a trained medical provider can distinguish between the two illnesses, provide an accurate diagnosis, and develop a customized treatment plan.
Receive Professional Cold Treatment Today
Cold and flu symptoms can wreak havoc on your daily routine, keeping you from fulfilling your work and school obligations and participating in the activities you love. Luckily, at Jovive Health, cold and flu treatment is available seven days a week. Visit our Henderson, NV, clinic today—we offer same-day reservations and always welcome walk-in patients.