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common cold and flu

Common Cold and Flu

No one likes getting sick, yet we are all susceptible to catching the common cold and flu. These persistent illnesses crop up just about every year and infect many worldwide. The good news is that addressing these illnesses can be done at home by giving your body time to rest. That said, in the case of complications, it’s good to have an experienced doctor by your side. Dr. Williams has been practicing medicine in Dodge City for nearly 20 years. She can provide you with care and treatments for the common cold and flu, helping you feel better in no time.

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What causes the common cold and flu?

The rhinovirus is the most likely cause of the common cold. This illness is essentially a viral infection of your nose, throat, and upper respiratory tract. As the name suggests, common colds are common. In fact, most adults get 1-2 colds per year on average.

The flu is a bit different. The flu is caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Typically, these viruses are spread through person-to-person contact. The flu can be more challenging to get over than a cold, but thankfully there are annual vaccinations that you can take to avoid getting sick.

What We Can Do to Help

Dr. Williams will work with you to evaluate your symptoms and help you feel more comfortable. She can provide you with recommendations to help you overcome the common cold. While both of these illnesses can be treated with rest and at-home care, getting a helping hand from a medical professional never hurts.

What results can I expect?

On average, healthy people usually get over the common cold in 7-10 days. The flu can typically be overcome after about five days, but you may still have a cough and feel weak for several days afterward. After getting sick, it takes 1-2 weeks to feel 100% again. Adhering to Dr. Williams’s recommendations can reduce how long you feel sick.

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Find treatment for colds and the flu in Dodge City, KS

If you’re sick or otherwise concerned about getting sick, we can help. You can receive ongoing care and attention here at InnovateMed as part of your enrollment plan with us. Dr. Williams will work with you to ensure you get the best care possible.

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We offer appointments for aesthetic services and enrollment options for primary care. If you have questions or if you'd prefer to start with a consultation, please fill out the form below or call our office at (620) 412-8943.

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