Answers to Common Cold and Flu Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about cold and flu.

Why might it be important to know which type of flu a person has?

Knowing what type of flu virus you have might not seem important, but it can make a difference to the type of care you receive, according to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon (CDC).

Influenza Type A, and sometimes Type B, can require medication if caught early enough. The medication can significantly reduce how sever the flu is and how long it lasts, according to the CDC.

Not treating these types of the flu can become dangerous to your health, possibly leading to hospitalization and even death, according to the CDC.

For more information about why it can be important to know what type of flu you have, talk with your physician.

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Source: Meghan Brewster, MD, Beavercreek Family Medicine; Nicholas Davis, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Christopher Lauricella, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Sally McIntyre, MD, Belmont Physicians; Josh Ordway, MD, Franklin Family Practice; Guillermo Trevino, MD, Covington Family Care; Lauren Roth, MD, Phillipsburg Family Care; Dori Thompson, MD, Springboro Family Medicine; Susan Davis-Brown, MD, Brookville Family Care; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Leelmohan Ravikumar, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Janet Smith, CNP, Southtown Family Practice; Aaron Block, MD, MPH, Franklin Family Practice; Anoopa Hodges, DO, Oakwood Primary Care

Guillermo “Bill” Trevino, MD

Guillermo “Bill” Trevino, MD

Miami County Internal Medicine

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Susan F. Davis-Brown, MD

Brookville Family Care

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