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Colds & Flu

You’ve got a stuffy nose, sore throat and a pounding headache but how can you tell if it’s a cold or flu ? What’s often called a ‘common’ cold doesn’t feel common to the sufferer and having a runny or blocked nose, sneezing, red, watery eyes, sore throat, cough, headache and tiredness can really impact your daily life.

Know The Symptoms

Colds are caused by viruses that infect the nose and throat area and even though there are over 200 such viruses the most common ‘cold’ virus is the rhinovirus. Easily caught through droplets in the air or other contact it can take around three days to appear, lasting for up to 10 days.

Learn more about Colds & Flu

Treatments are designed to target specific symptoms such as decongestants for nasal congestion and analgesics and anti-inflammatories for headache and mild fever. These are often available in a combination of cold and flu remedies.