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Is it the Flu or a Cold? Nurse Response Health Experts Help You Decide
With the increase of flu cases across the country, the health professionals at Nurse Response have compiled tips to help consumers decide if their symptoms are more likely from a cold or from the flu
Is it the Flu or a Cold?
Symptoms come on gradually
Fever usually lower than a temperature of 100.3° F
Irritability and discomfort
Some pain when coughing
Symptoms that last three to seven days
Symptoms that are mild and moderately uncomfortable
Symptoms that gradually fade away and do not return.
Symptoms come on rapidly
Loss of appetite
Fever usually higher than a temperature of 100.4° F
Disorientation and listlessness, combined with difficulty moving
Constant severe back and body pain
Symptoms that last more than 10 days
Symptoms that are severe or persistent.
Symptoms that linger and escalate over a period of time
The chart above is to serve only as a guideline. If you feel unwell, you should speak to a medical professional. Check with your health insurance provider to see if they offer a nurse advice line. Most nurse advice lines are 24/7 and offer you access to a medical professional pjzyg at any time it is convenient for you – right from your own home.
About Nurse Response
Nurse Response is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation that is in the business of providing multilingual telehealth services. We partner with health plans, hospitals, providers, colleges and universities, and other specialty organizations to ensure all callers have access to high quality, appropriate care. Our services are designed to encourage callers to become active participants in their healthcare, engaging in activities that promote appropriate utilization of care resources as well as better health outcomes for individuals and their families. We have provided uninterrupted service every day since 1995. Nurse Response experienced Customer Care Professionals and Registered Nurses at our call centers across the country provide Care.Right.Now. through delivery of health information, education, and advice in a culturally and linguistically sensitive manner. For more information, please visit our website www.nurseresponse.com or contact us today at email@example.com.