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When was the last time you woke up feeling stuffy and sore all over, but weren’t sure if you had a cold, flu or were suffering from seasonal allergies? Well you’re not alone. It seems that we often confuse what we have because so many of the symptoms overlap.
While the three may have symptoms in common, the flu tends to come on much more quickly and severely, so don’t forget to get your flu shot! Your health plan likely covers a flu shot with no cost to you, but make sure you go to a location that files the claim directly with us. Many pharmacies and retail clinics will provide the flu shot as well as the documentation for you to file the claim yourself to receive reimbursement later. If you want to avoid that process and skip paying out of pocket up front, make sure you see your PCP.
If you have a cold or any other respiratory infection, it can sometimes become very serious. There are several things you can do to protect yourself. How will you prevent a respiratory infection this winter?
Resources:http://www.healthyhorns.utexas.edu/ht_allergiescoldflu_symptoms.html https://www.hvsh.org/?id=205&sid=1 http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/Flu/Pages/coldOrFlu.aspx http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/cold-guide/common-cold-or-allergy-symptoms
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