Part ot the mission of Health Services is to enhance your educational opportunities by eliminating health related barriers to learning and by promoting an optimal level of wellness. In an effort to assist our community in staying well we are providing some self care steps for common acute minor illnesses and injuries. These steps are not a substitute for seeking professional help. We encourage you to visit health services with any health related concerns; we are dedicated to providing high quality culturally sensitive medical and nursing care to all members of our community.
Mananging the Common Cold:
The aches and pains that we call a cold are really signs and symptoms we are fighting an infection. Other symptoms include:
These symptoms will last a few days to a week
Meds are generally directed at symptoms; and since most of these infections are viral not bacterial, antibiotics won't make you better any faster
Self help tips:
When to seek help: