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Cold & Flu treatment & prescriptions online

If you feel under the weather, require a flu prescription, or simply can’t differentiate between a common viral cold and bacterial sore throat, Your doctor online is the place to turn to.

Our doctors can provide the right diagnosis and treatment for cold and flu from the comfort of your home within minutes.

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  • Cold/Flu
  • Anemia
  • STD
  • UTI
  • Skin
  • Covid


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Hi Dr Nicole, I have a fever and a terrible sore throat. Can I get antibiotics for that, please?


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Our online doctors can help you with your medical issues and give you prescriptions.


  • Azithromycin 250mg, two tablets on day 1 and then one tablet for the next 4 days
  • OR Cetirizine 10mg, one tablet daily for 5 days

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How do I know if I have a Cold and Flu?

If you experience the following symptoms, you might be suffering from a viral cold and flu infection:

  • Low-grade fever (less common)
  • Runny nose
  • Body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion
  • Headache
  • Sneezing
  • Cough

The common cold, also known as seasonal flu, is a mild viral infection of the upper respiratory tract, whereas the flu is a much more severe viral infection. Symptoms of the flu are more potent in intensity and can progress to ear infections, sinus infections, and pneumonia.

If you suffer from these viral infection symptoms and require relief from common cold symptoms, connect with Your Doctors Online and get immediate help.

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FAQS about cold & Flu treatment online

What are Stages of Common Cold?

The following are Stages of common cold:
· Incubation period: This is the phase from when the person is first infected to when the symptoms appear. This usual time frame is 12 hours to 3 days.
· Progression of the symptoms: The time when the symptoms progressively worsen, common symptoms include: sore throat, congestion, sneezing, cough, runny nose, mild fever etc
· Remission: Symptoms start to improve or lessen in intensity. This stage of a cold typically lasts 3-10 days.
· Recovery: Most symptoms subside, but mild symptoms can persist for 1-2 weeks.

What do most doctors prescribe for colds?

Most doctors prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain and inflammation during the flu and cold infection. In addition, your doctor may prescribe decongestants like Oxymetazoline in case of nasal congestion. Some NSAIDs include acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and naproxen.

What is the best medicine for flu?

Effective flu medicine is oseltamivir or inhaled zanamivir, which doctors prescribe for five days. Other options include a single dose of oral Baloxavir.

What is the most effective cold medicine?

Different people suffer from different symptoms in case of cold and flu. Therefore, symptoms are treated with runny nose, diphenhydramine, stuffy nose, and phenylephrine, while NSAIDs are prescribed for fever and aches. Finally, for sore throat and cough, dextromethorphan is prescribed.

Will the doctor prescribe antibiotics for the flu?

No, flu is caused by influenza virus, which cannot be treated with antibiotics. Your doctor may prescribe NSAIDs like acetaminophen to ease the symptoms or flu medicines but not antibiotics, as they treat bacterial infections.

When is the common cold contagious?

The infection is contagious a few days before the symptoms appear until they resolve entirely. Therefore, the chances of transmission are high during the first three days, but the virus can be transmitted for up to 2 weeks.

How long do flu symptoms last?

Typically they last from 7-10 days, but some symptoms such as cough may last up to 2 weeks.

How long are you contagious with a cold?

If you have contracted a cold virus, you are contagious starting a few days before the appearance of symptoms till all your symptoms are gone. During the start of 2-3 days with worse symptoms, you are most likely to pass on the infection to others.

How long does the common cold last?

The symptoms of the viral infection can last for 3-7 days

What is viral infection?

Infections caused by viruses lead to a viral infection. Viruses require living cells/hosts to replicate and therefore commonly cause infections inside the human body.

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