Over the counter

Colds and influenza

Mary Bushell, Lyn Todd

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Abstract

The common cold (cold) and influenza (the flu) are viral infections of the upper respiratory tract. They have many overlapping symptoms. Both are acute illnesses, highly contagious and spread by respiratory droplets; and affect people of all ages. Pharmacists are ideally placed to assist individuals to manage their symptoms and provide education to minimise the spread of infection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-62
Number of pages11
JournalAustralian Pharmacist
Volume38
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

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Bushell, Mary ; Todd, Lyn. / Over the counter : Colds and influenza. In: Australian Pharmacist. 2019 ; Vol. 38, No. 5. pp. 52-62.
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