Managing the symptoms of colds and flu

  • Sumari Davis Amayeza Information Services
Keywords: colds, flu, symptoms, management


Patients suffering from a cold or influenza (flu) present with very similar symptoms that may include a runny and/or stuffy nose, sneezing, headache, sore throat, chest tightness, coughing, fatigue and general aches and pains. These symptoms are usually mild to moderate and self-limiting, resolving in three to seven days with or without treatment, with some residual symptoms lasting up to two weeks. Although there is no cure, appropriate treatment can alleviate symptoms and make patients feel much better.

Author Biography

Sumari Davis, Amayeza Information Services

BPharm, Amayeza Information Services

Colds and Flu