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

  • Cough or sneeze into your arm and wash your hands frequently to avoid getting others sick. The flu IS contagious!
  • Stay home and rest, especially if you have a fever.
  • Drink plenty of fluids like water, tea, fruit juice, or clear soups.
  • 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.
  • Make prevention your intention! Get the flu vaccine every year.

 

Over the Counter (OTC) Medications for Cold or Flu at Student Health Services

***Free consultation with a pharmacist***

COMMON SYMPTOMS OTC MEDICATIONS AT STUDENT HEALTH PHARMACY COST
Stuffy nose Sudafed PE (generic) $3.25 for 36 tablets
  Afrin Nasal Spray (generic) $3
Cough Robitussin DM Cough & Chest Congestion (generic) $4
Sore throat Cepacol Lozenges(generic) $4 for 18 lozenges
Runny nose/sneezing Claritin or Zytec (generic) $3.75 for 30 tablets
Fever, headache, body aches Acetaminophen (generic) $3 for 50 tablets
  Ibuprofen (generic) $3.50 for 50 tablets
COLD/FLU CARE KIT    
A handy self-care kit put together for you by the student health pharmacists. Tea bag $10 for 1 kit
  Soup  
  Kleenex  
  Face mask (wear if coughing)  
  Cough syrup  
  Throat lozenges  
  Hand Sanitizer  
  Disposable Thermometer  
  Ibuprofen   

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

Free 24/7 Student Health Advice Nurse: (415) 338-1251

 

Resources

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