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The Winter Weather Blues – Cold and Flu Season

Summer is finally over. All the bugs have seemed to scatter. To where you see little to none around. Cold weather season is coming. It’s time to prepare for those cold days and winter nights. The signs that winter is coming, or should I say the realization that winter is here is when you first must pull out that sweater that has been sitting in your closet for a couple of months. After a month or so of that. You pull out the heavy coat. This is a tell-tale sign that it’s winter time. Stacking up in all the pharmaceuticals is going to be expensive. Mainly if you have a family to look after. It’s time to buckle down and get prepared. Cold and flu season is just around the corner. Here are signs that you can tell if you have a cold or flu.

Cold

Ever wonder why they put this gross diagram in doctors offices?

A cold is like a ninja. You will never realize that you have one until it’s full blown.  Next thing you know you are sitting with the ear nose and throat doctor wondering how you could have screwed up three seemingly distinct parts of your body with the same cold bug. The beginning signs of a cold is when your body has a drastic change in temperature. Some day’s it will be chilly and some days it will feel like summer is still here, but the first signs of a cold is when a person gets something called the sniffles.

It’s when your nose acts like it wants to run, but it’s not runny enough to clog your nasal cavity. Then, about three days later. You’ll wake up feeling groggy, minor to severe head-aches. You pay it no mind, and you go about your way. Thinking it’s allergies or something that doesn’t need attention.

Two days later, you wake up with your head pounding. Like someone is taking a hammer and hitting you directly in the temples on side of your head. You’re feeling nauseated and cannot keep anything down, with a minor fever. Whatever you try to eat. It just comes back up. Your body fills with chills, and the only thing you want to do is just go back to bed. Having a cold really sucks!

Flu

A flu is a strange bug that everyone has have sooner or later in their lives. Sometimes it comes along with a cold, or sometimes the flu virus just attacks a person without any warning. You feel like death has come over you. Suffering from severe head-ache’s, nausea, diarrhea, a dreadfully high fever, if untreated it can cause severe damage to the individual. If the flu is untreated, it can turn into pneumonia.

This illness has claimed victim to many people over the years; ending in death. Having the flu is so severe that you need to see a doctor. The doctors can control your fever so it won’t get out of control. Some people may need antibiotic’s, depending on the severity. The flu will stop you from doing anything for an entire five days to a week. These two viruses are always related and can be caught by having the other.

I suggest hat you stay prepared for these winter months. Over the counter drugs can sometimes help the situation, but if it is too severe. A doctor is needed to treat your ailment. Get prepared for these viruses, It could be life or death.