Cold & Flu Testing In Orlando, Fl

Powers Pediatrics offers cold and flu testing to help diagnose your illness quickly. We also offer treatment for both colds and the flu. Schedule an appointment today.

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Cold Vs Flu Symptoms

Understanding the differences between these two conditions can help you know when to seek medical attention.

Common Cold Symptoms

The common cold is caused by a virus that infects the upper respiratory system, including the nose and throat. Symptoms can include:

  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy Nose
  • Sore Throat
  • Coughing
  • Post-Nasal Drip
    (mucus dripping down your throat)
  • Watery Eyes
  • Mild Headache
  • Mild Body Aches

Flu Symptoms

The flu, or influenza, is also caused by the flu virus, but it is a more severe illness than the common cold. Symptoms of the flu can include:

  • feeling feverish
    *Not everyone with the flu will have a fever
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sore Throat
  • Coughing
  • vomiting or diarrhea
    (less common in adults)
  • Watery Eyes
  • headaches
  • body aches

We Offer Testing & Treatment

Rapid Flu Test

Rapid tests are very good at detecting the flu. In fact, they’re often more accurate than traditional lab tests.

  • Get your test result in minutes.
  • Test for both Influenza A and B.

Home Remedies

Make an appointment with a healthcare provider. There are drugs your doctor may prescribe for treating the flu called “antiviral drugs”.

  • Get Lots of rest
  • drink plenty of fluids
  • Take over-the-counter medicines to help ease your symptoms
    *Antibiotics will NOT help you recover from a cold

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the FLU?

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an extremely contagious respiratory illness. The influenza virus actually stands for a group of related viruses.

Flu like symptoms include fever, chills, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, and fatigue. Symptoms last through the duration of the flu—seven days or longer.

How well can rapid tests detect flu?

Rapid tests are very good at detecting the flu. In fact, they're often more accurate than traditional lab tests. There are a few things to keep in mind.

First, rapid test results can't distinguish between different types of flu. So if you get a positive result on a rapid test, it's important to see your doctor for further testing to determine which strain of flu you have.

Second, rapid tests aren't always 100% accurate. So if you get a negative result but still think you might have the flu, it's important to see your doctor for further testing.

Overall, though, rapid tests are a great way to quickly and easily detect the flu. It can help in disease control and prevention.

How do I know if I have flu?

Here are a few ways to tell if you have the flu:

  • If you suddenly feel extremely fatigued and achy, like you've been hit by a truck, this is a telltale sign of the flu.
  • You may also experience severe headaches, muscle aches and pain, chest congestion, and a high fever (over 100 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Flu like symptoms tend to come on very abruptly and hit you hard, so if you're feeling somewhat under the weather but not really sick, it's probably just a cold.
Flu like symptoms tend to come on very abruptly and hit you hard, so if you're feeling somewhat under the weather but not really sick, it's probably just a cold.

How accurate is the rapid flu test?

The rapid flu tests are very accurate. It can detect the presence of both type A and type B flu viruses, and it can do so within minutes. The main advantage of the rapid flu test is that it can be performed in a doctor's office or at a clinic. This means that people who are exhibiting symptoms of the flu can get a quick diagnosis and begin treatment right away. Treatment for the flu includes rest, fluids, and antiviral medication if prescribed by a doctor.

How long does a flu test (Influenza testing) take?

A flu test usually takes about 10 minutes. However, depending on the severity of your symptoms, the doctor may want to do a more thorough examination, which could take longer.

How long do cold sores last with treatment?

If you're the unlucky soul who catches cold sores, you know they can be a real pain (literally!). Plus, they always seem to show up at the most inopportune times. But there is some good news: with our treatment, cold sores usually go away within 7-10 days. There are a few different ways to treat cold sores, including topical creams and ointments, oral medications, and home remedies. The best way to treat a cold sore depends on its severity and how long it's been present.

What is the best cold sores treatment?

There are a few different cold sore treatments that can be effective. Some people find relief from using over-the-counter medications like Abreva or Docosanol. Others find that natural remedies such as a lemon balm or propolis work better for them. And still, others find relief by using home remedies like a garlic clove or tea bag. The best treatment for cold sore is the one that works best for you. If you've tried a few different things and haven't found anything that works, then we recommend you visit our clinic.

What is the right treatment plan for the common cold?

The best common cold treatment is to drink plenty of fluids, get rest, and gargle with salt water. Drinking plenty of fluids helps to keep the body hydrated and loosens congestion. Getting rest will help the body fight the infection. Gargling with salt water helps to loosen congestion and kill bacteria.

Where do I get cold Vs flu testing near me?

Powers Pediatrics proudly serving the following areas.

  • Lockhart, FL
  • LFairview Shores, FL
  • Eatonville, FL
  • Pine Hills, FL
  • Maitland, FL
  • Altamonte Springs, FL
  • Apopka, FL
  • Winter Park, FL
  • Downtown Orlando, FL