Influenza (flu) is a viral infection of the throat, tracheas, and bronchi. A “cold” is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Flu and the common cold are annoying but do not pose a health danger to most healthy people. The flu or a cold will usually run its course in 7-10 days. It is usually most advantageous to treat the troubling symptoms. Antibiotics do not treat the flu or common cold because these are viral. Antibiotics taken for the wrong reason can ride your body of its natural flora which can decrease your body’s ability to fight.
If you are fully vaccinated masking is optional in our offices; if you have not been vaccinated masking for your protection is strongly encouraged. This is subject to change as COVID levels fluctuate in our community