oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Staying healthy in winter : colds and flu

Volume 14, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



Winter is a time when many people contract cold or flu viruses. The average incidence of the common cold in the USA is 5-7 episodes per year in preschool children, and 2-3 episodes per year in adulthood. Flu is a more serious infection than a common cold. The usual symptoms of flu include the sudden onset of fever, muscle pain (mainly affecting the back), a sore throat, coughing and headaches. Other possible symptoms are a runny nose, a burning chest and eye pain or sensitivity to light. Symptoms usually resolve within five days, but patients may experience lack of energy for several weeks.

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