Flu is one of those inevitable things that goes around every year with some 10% to 20% of Americans catching the Flu. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. Influenza activity in Flower Mound has been low so far this season, but it is rising. Flu usually start to peak here in January or February, making right now a good time to get a flu vaccine.
Bridlewood Family Healthcare provides Flower Mound residents with convenient access to flu (influenza) shots and flu mist. Most patients can be seen in only minutes and on their way again with better protection against the flu.
If you do have the common cold and not the Flu, then some combination of over-the-counter medicines which might include Antihistamines, Decongestants, or infrequently a Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine might be what you need.
If you suspect the Flu the treatment could include antiviral medicines and you should strongly consider seeing the doctor. The Flu can turn ugly becoming bronchitis or pneumonia which can be life threatening.
The following groups are at higher risk for having medical complications from influenza and should receive the flu shot:
In addition, you can take everyday preventive steps like frequent hand washing to decrease your chances of getting the flu. If you are sick with flu, reduce your contact with others and cover your cough to help keep germs from spreading.