Flu Season is Here

Home Health Care Findlay OH - Flu Season is Here

Flu Season is Here

Colds VS. Flu

Both the common cold and the flu are respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Generally speaking, the flu is much more severe and may result in serious health issues. Since colds, flu & now, COVID-19, share many of the same symptoms, it can be impossible to identify which you may have without a proper test. A key differentiator is that there is often a loss of taste and/or smell. Also with COVID, symptoms tend to appear roughly five days after exposure. With the flu, symptoms can appear anywhere between one and four days.

Flu Prevention

The influenza virus alters in form every year. It is highly recommended that adults and children receive the flu vaccine on a yearly basis to aid in flu prevention. Med1Cares’ team of nursing professionals can provide the necessary vaccines to all home healthcare patients in the comfort of your own home. If you do not feel well, you should stay home. The virus can spread rapidly and is contagious if not treated. Be sure to stay hydrated, thoroughly wash your hands and do not share food or drink.

Signs & Symptoms

Symptom onset Gradual Abrupt
Fever Rare Unusual
Body Aches Slight Unusual
Chills Uncommon Fairly Common
Weakness/Fatigue Sometimes Unusual
Sneezing Common Sometimes
Chest Discomfort Mild – Moderate Common
Stuffy Nose Common Sometimes
Sore Throat Common Sometimes
Headache Rare Common


If you are considering Home Health Care Services in Findlay OH, please contact the caring staff at Med1Care. Located in Toledo and Findlay. Serving clients in all of northern Ohio including Bowling Green, Bryan, Bucyrus, Celina, Defiance, Findlay, Fremont, Kenton, Lima, Lorain, Mansfield, Marion, Mount Gilead, Napoleon, Norwalk, Ottawa, Paulding, Port Clinton, Sandusky, Tiffin, Toledo, Upper Sandusky, Van Wert, Wapakoneta, Wauseon and all nearby areas. Toledo 419.866.0555 | Findlay 419.422.0305

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