Patient education for cough, cold, and flu

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Understanding the causes of chest congestion, cough, and sinus pressure

HOW CAN I TELL IF I HAVE ALLERGIES OR A COLD?

MANAGE COLD SYMPTOMS AND GET RELIEF

IS IT A COLD OR THE FLU?

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Share your knowledge with patients using our teaching tools

Will antibiotics help my cold?

Many patients are misinformed about the effectiveness of antibiotics on treating symptoms of a cold or flu. They often don’t understand the difference between viral and bacterial infections and when antibiotics are an appropriate treatment option. The handout below can help you walk patients through the common misperceptions about antibiotics and provide helpful information on relieving their symptoms.

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How can I prevent a cold or flu?

The following tool was designed to help you advise your patients on how to prevent a cold or flu. It provides simple preventative measures your patients can take to protect themselves and their family.

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What should I do if my child or I get sick?

The following tool helps you educate patients on techniques and home remedies that can help relieve cold symptoms, regardless of age.

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I have a cold. How long until I feel better?

The following tool provides an illustrative overview of the average duration, symptoms, and characteristics of cold symptoms.

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