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 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.

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

 

Resources

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