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Mild vs. Severe Cases of the Flu

Mild vs. Severe Cases of the Flu

Although influenza viruses are present all-year-round, they are spread more easily during the cold autumn and winter months. With the current health crisis, it’s best not to panic and be informed about the difference between the regular influenza virus and COVID-19.

Both viruses cause respiratory illnesses that are transmitted from one person to another through microscopic droplets and their symptoms can range from mild to severe. Symptoms of the flu will typically develop in 1 to 4 days and its onset is abrupt. On the other hand, symptoms of the coronavirus often present gradually and will develop within 2 to 14 days.

For mild cases of flu, symptoms consist of fever, cough, colds, fatigue, appetite, and headache. More often than not, these symptoms can be treated at home or by availing of urgent care in Sebastopol, California.

However, for severe cases, symptoms include shortness of breath, muscle pain, chills, and loss of sense of taste and smell. For these cases, it is best to call your doctor or visit a medical clinic.

Progressive Urgent Care – Sebastopol offers different urgent care services such as cold and flu symptoms and other non- life-threatening conditions or illnesses.

You can also visit our walk-in clinic in California for your pre-employment physical and vaccinations.

So, what are you waiting for? Schedule a vaccination appointment with us for your peace of mind. Getting vaccinated can help protect you and your family from the flu.

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