How We Can Help
Cold & Flu Treatment Information
IU Health Primary Care physicians offer services to help prevent and manage cold and flu illnesses, including:
- Immunizations. Though no vaccine exists for the common cold, each year a new flu vaccine is released. You and your family members over the age of six months should receive a flu vaccine each year.
- Education. IU Health Primary Care physicians offer reliable resources for education on illness prevention including hand washing, nutrition and fitness tips.
- Urgent care services. We offer high quality urgent care services throughout the state so you have access to our physicians when you need them.
- Over-the-counter medications. We can suggest medications to reduce the severity of cold and flu symptoms and give advice on how to safely take these medications.
- Antiviral medications. Some medications may shorten the duration and lessen the severity of flu symptoms. However, these medications are not suitable for everyone and work best when taken within two days of the first flu symptoms.
Cold & Flu Locations & Physicians
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Cold & Flu Support Services
Information on cold and flu illnesses is available on government health agency websites. The following resources can help you learn how to best protect your family from a cold or flu infection:
A Sampling of Cold & Flu Support Services
Centers for Disease Control: Flu
This United States government website offers information on flu symptoms, prevention, immunizations and treatments.
Centers for Disease Control: Common Cold & Runny Nose
This United States government website hosts information on symptoms, treatment and prevention of the common cold.