Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Ashworth Elementary / 6700 Silo Road, Arlington, TX 76002
Symptoms  Cold Flu
Fever

Rare

Usual; high (100º F to 102º F; occasionally higher, especially in young children); lasts 3 to 4 days
Headache Rare Common
General Aches, Pains Slight Usual; often severe
Fatigue, Weakness Sometimes Usual; can last up to 2 to 3 weeks
Extreme Exhaustion Never Usual; at the beginning of the illness
Stuffy Nose Common Sometimes
Sneezing Usual Sometimes
Sore Throat Common Sometimes
Chest Discomfort, Cough Mild to moderate; hacking cough Common; can be severe
 Treatment

Antihistamines

Decongestant

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines

Antiviral medicines - see your doctor
Prevention

Wash your hands often

Avoid close contact with anyone with a cold

Annual vaccination; antiviral medicines - see your doctor
Complications

Sinus congestion

Middle ear infection

Asthma

Bronchitis, pneumonia; can be life threatening

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