If you recently developed cold symptoms there are some helpful treatments that can be done at home prior to coming in for a visit.
Most common cold (a.k.a. “upper respiratory infection” or URI) symptoms should not be treated with antibiotics. If you think that you have a URI, here is a list of some common symptoms and possible remedies you can do at home:
Most of these symptoms are caused by a virus that will resolve in 5-7 days. If your symptoms are not improving after 10 days or are worsening after 5 days, then it is important to make an appointment at the Student Health Center for an evaluation.
WATCH OUT! - Many commercial cold and flu remedies contain a combination of different medicines. Read the ingredients to make sure that you are not “doubling up” on the amount of medication you should be taking. If you have any questions, ask the pharmacist.