NOW:53146:USA01489
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01489
50°
H 61° L 43°
Clear | 3MPH

Local Chiropractors Discuss: Cold or Flu? Which is it?

Feb. 21, 2014

Cold or Flu? Which is it?

During the winter months, the phone rings constantly with people who have “the flu”. Except…they don’t. Do you know the difference between having a cold and having the flu?

The common cold (and boy is it common) develops gradually over several days and can start with a scratchy throat, sneezing and sniffles leading to congestion. Any fever present is mild (in adults). Coughing is generally hacking and can be moist due to congestion.

On the other hand, influenza often starts rather suddenly with fever (usually greater than 101 degrees F and lasting 3-4 days), headache and all over body aches (myalgia).
People with the flu are often exhausted or fatigued. Coughing is usually dry and hacking and can last days or weeks after all other flu symptoms have passed.

Influenza or “the flu” is more of a systemic illness, meaning it affects your entire body, whereas a cold generally just affects the upper body. You can sometimes get a stuffy nose, sneezing and sore throat with the flu, but it’s much more common with colds. The flu is more serious because it can lead to other problems, like pneumonia in susceptible adults and young children.

Influenza is caused by a virus. In general, viral illnesses will run their course without a trip to the doctor. Antibiotics don't work against viruses, so all your doctor can recommend to help you are pain medications, cough suppressants or an anti-pyretic (fever reducers). All of these are available without a prescription from your local drug store to help you deal with flu symptoms.

If you are suffering from cold or flu symptoms, you should also schedule a visit to your chiropractor. Chiropractic care doesn’t treat the virus directly, but rather boosts your body’s ability to fight the invaders. That’s why regular chiropractic care can reduce the frequency with which you get sick. When your body’s immune system is in peak condition, it can fight off minor intruders with ease.

To set up an appointment with Dr Brad or Dr Mandy please call 262-695-9206.


For more information contact:
Dr’s Brad and Mandy Pearce
Pewaukee Family Chiropractic
1001 Cecelia Drive Pewaukee, WI 53072
Phone: 262-695-9206
Email: pewaukeefamilychiropractic@hotmail.com
www.pewaukeechiro.com

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Kettle Moraine football team goes on impressive run to defeat Waukesha South 9/13

» Arrowhead rides another late-scoring drive to beat Catholic Memorial 9/12

» Preps football photos of the week: Sept. 12 9/12

» David Smart steps down as general manager of The Clarke Hotel in downtown Waukesha 9/12

» Catholic Memorial earns distinct national School of Excellence recognition 9/12

» Hebron House of Hospitality breaks ground on new low-income apartments in Waukesha 9/11

» Lawyer says girl not fit for trial in stabbing case Updated:  9/11

» R&R Insurance Services in Waukesha acquires Snyder Insurance 9/10

» Waukesha Police Report: Sept. 11, 2014 issue 9/10

» Catholic Memorial too stingy for Warhawks spikers 9/9

» Waukesha County detective arrested for domestic disorderly conduct 9/9

» Woman hit by vehicle in Waukesha Skateland parking lot expected to recover 9/9

» Preps football photos of the week: Sept. 5 9/7

» John Milbrath devoted life to patients, family 9/6

» Two-car crash in Pewaukee ignites cars, injures drivers 9/6

» Waukesha West's Conor Blount too much for Mukwonago 9/5

» Muskego runs wild on Waukesha South, putting a damper on Blackshirts' home opener 9/5

» Chinese engineer accused of stealing trade secrets from GE unit 9/5

» Waukesha South will play first game on new turf tonight against Muskego 9/5

» Waukesha Art Fest returns to downtown Waukesha 9/5

» Waukesha County Sheriff's Department warns of impostor scam, claiming missed court appearance, unpaid fines 9/5

» Waukesha Police Report: Sept. 4, 2014 issue 9/4

» Waukesha police called for three women participating in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 9/3

» Waukesha County plans to spend $93 million on roads, buildings, parks 9/3

» Clarke Hotel's Irish restaurant now open in downtown Waukesha 9/3

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss
Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

What's Happening NOW

WaukeshaNOW.com and the Waukesha & Pewaukee Visitors Bureau are teaming up to provide you with an online calendar of community events and attractions. E-mail us to learn how to submit an event.