Cold and Flu: What to Ask Your Doctor
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Cold and Flu: What to Ask Your Doctor

Review the following "Questions To Ask" about flu/colds so you're prepared to discuss this important health issue with your health care professional.

1. Am I at high risk for catching the flu and/or developing complications from the flu?

2. Should I get a flu shot?

3. Are my symptoms caused by the flu or another type of infection?

4. Which medications are useful in fighting the infection I have?

5. Is it too late to take an antiviral medication?

6. (If medication is prescribed): What specific symptoms will this medication relieve?

7. What are the possible side effects of the medication you are prescribing?

8. Should I avoid other medications, alcohol or certain foods while I take this medication?

9. How long will it take the medication to work?

10. What if this medication doesn't work?