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Home care for cold, flu and COVID-19

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The common cold, flu and COVID-19 are all caused by viruses. Symptoms may include:  

  • Fever (temperature greater than 100.4°F) 

  • Runny nose 

  • Sore throat 

  • Headache 

  • General aches 

  • Muscle pains 

  • Fatigue 

  • Weakness or exhaustion 

  • Chest discomfort 

  • Cough 

  • Sinus pressure 

Cold symptoms can last up to 2 weeks and a viral cough can last up to 18 days.

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Over-the-counter options

Appointments and COVID-19 evaluation

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