Influenza has Arrived In Full Force

Influenza season is here, as we have had confirmed positive cases at our clinics. Influenza is an upper respiratory virus that commonly causes fever, chills, cough, and other cold-like symptoms. Here are some helpful tips for you to follow to protect yourself from influenza.

  1. Avoid Contact/Crowds When Possible– The influenza virus is easily spread in crowds of people. Although there are many activities that pull us into crowded areas, it is important that you avoid contact with others if you have symptoms or observe symptoms in others.
  2. Wash, Wash, Wash– Washing your hands regularly with soap and warm water can kill many of the germs that cause the flu.
  3. Keep Hydrated and Make Healthy Choices– Drinking plenty of water can help ramp up your immune system and help fight off the influenza virus if exposed. Also, adding in some vitamin C at the first sign of illness may also help your body fight off illness. Eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough rest will also
  4. Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose or Mouth– When trying to avoid getting the flu, avoid touching these areas as they act as a direct portal for the entry of a virus into your body.

Sometimes cold symptoms can be confused with influenza symptoms. Here is a handy chart from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help you know the differences and similarities:

Cold or Flu Chart from the CDC
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If you have any questions or believe you or a family member may be suffering from either influenza, don’t hesitate to contact us or stop by one of our clinics.

Twin Rivers Urgent Care offers convenient, quality healthcare when you need it most. We’re open for walk-in service seven days a week with extended hours, to get you in and out quickly. Our medical team is ready to focus on you – whether it’s a cold or flu, a strain or sprain, or something more complicated.

For a serious condition, stroke or stroke-like symptoms, chest pain or heart attack symptoms, severe bleeding, head trauma with loss of consciousness or other major trauma-go directly to the nearest Emergency Room.

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