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FLU RESTRICTIONS: Due to a steady increase in flu cases in our community and in our hospitals, children age 12 and younger should not visit people in Cone Health hospitals.  Get the Details

Published on October 13, 2015

Fight Back Against Colds and Flu

Flu ShotSore throat, fever, headache, runny nose…are just a few of the dreaded symptoms of colds and flu. What can you do to stay healthy during cold and flu season? 

Fight Back Against Colds and Flu

The following question was submitted to Dr. Tabori by a video viewer.

Question:  How long should you wait to see a doctor to make sure it's not the flu? I had it last year - too late to use drug for flu. 

Answer:  It is recommended that if you have sudden onset of illness with fever, it is advisable to see your doctor within 1-3 days so that if needed or appropriate, you can be started on the appropriate antiviral medication.

About the Author

Katherine Tabori, MD, a Cone Health Medical Group provider, is board certified in family medicine.  She enjoys caring for every member of the family, from newborn babies up through and including great-grandparents.

Learn more: chmg.com/familymedicine