Cold & Flu Care

 

Cold vs. Flu

Common Cold Symptoms: Runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough

Common Flu Symptoms: Fever, headache, body aches

 

Cold and Flu Care Tips

  • Stay home and rest, especially if you have a fever.
  • Drink plenty of fluids like water, tea, fruit juice or clear soups.
  • Cough or sneeze into your arm and wash your hands frequently to avoid getting others sick.
  • Do not drink alcohol or smoke. Smoking can make symptoms worse.
  • Cough drops may help relieve a sore throat.
  • Take Tylenol as directed for fever and aches.

Cough or sneeze into your arm and wash your hands frequently to avoid getting others sick.

 

Over the Counter (OTC) Medications for Cold or Flu

*Free consultation with Student Health Pharmacist*

Common symptoms

OTC medications at Student Health Pharmacy

Cost

Stuffy nose

Claritin, generic

$4 for 30 tablets

 

Afrin (nasal spray)

$3

Cough

Robitussin cough syrup, generic

$3

Sore throat

Halls cough drops

$3 for 30 tablets

Runny nose/sneezing

Benadryl, generic

$3 for 24 tablets

Fever, headache, body aches

Tylenol

$3 for 50 tablets

 

Or Motrin

$4 for 50 tablets

COLD/FLU CARE KIT

A handy self-care kit put together for you by the student health pharmacists.

  • Ibuprofen
  • Cough drops
  • Cough syrup
  • Kleenex
  • Tea bag
  • Soup
  • Thermometer
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Face mask (wear if coughing)

 

 

$8 for 1 kit

 

If you think you need to see a doctor, call the nurse first.

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Call Student Health at (415) 338-1251