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Can You Request Tamiflu Over the Counter?

Can You Request Tamiflu Over the Counter?

Can Tamiflu Be Bought Over the Counter? You can request a prescription for Tamiflu from your doctor, but Tamiflu over...

Dr. Heidi Lightfoot 5 minutes read
Easy Ways to Tell if You Have a Cold vs Flu

Easy Ways to Tell if You Have a Cold vs Flu

What Is the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu? While the flu and common cold are both respiratory illnesses,...

Maria Shikary 6 minutes read
Can You Get the Flu Shot and COVID-19 Vaccine at the Same Time?

Can You Get the Flu Shot and COVID-19 Vaccine at the Same Time?

*NOTE:  Due to a lack of scientific data at this time, PlushCare physicians do not prescribe ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, or azithromycin/other...

Skye Kalil 6 minutes read
Should You Take Antibiotics for a Cold?

Should You Take Antibiotics for a Cold?

Should I Take Antibiotics for a Cold?  No, you should not take antibiotics for a cold. The common cold is...

Skye Kalil 6 minutes read
How Effective is the Flu Vaccine?

How Effective is the Flu Vaccine?

What is the Flu Vaccine? Influenza is a common viral respiratory infection that can cause complications, especially in children, older...

Skye Kalil 8 minutes read
How to Prevent a Cold: Tips, Treatment, and More

How to Prevent a Cold: Tips, Treatment, and More

How to Prevent a Cold – Symptoms, Causes, Stages, and Treatment Colds are not just inconvenient; they are also the...

Jennifer Nelson 6 minutes read
How Long Does the Flu Shot Last?

How Long Does the Flu Shot Last?

What is the Flu Shot?  Flu shots, or influenza vaccines, are vaccines that protect against the four influenza viruses that...

Tessa Chatham Registered Nurse 5 minutes read
When is the Best Time to Get a Flu Shot?

When is the Best Time to Get a Flu Shot?

What is the Influenza Vaccine? The influenza vaccine is used to protect people from contracting influenza. Influenza, commonly called the...

Skye Kalil 7 minutes read
Essential Oils for Congestion

Essential Oils for Congestion

Feeling congested can be uncomfortable and even painful at times, not to mention the annoyance of a constantly runny nose....

PlushCare Content Team 6 minutes read
Common Signs and Symptoms of Influenza

Common Signs and Symptoms of Influenza

Influenza Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, remains one of the most common illnesses...

Andy Wong 10 minutes read
How Much Does Tamiflu Cost?

How Much Does Tamiflu Cost?

What is the Cost of Tamiflu? Influenza, or “the flu,” is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system, including...

Christina Wedberg 5 minutes read
Sinus Infection vs. Cold vs. Allergies: What’s the Difference?

Sinus Infection vs. Cold vs. Allergies: What’s the Difference?

Sinus Infection vs. Cold vs. Allergies: What’s the Difference? Sinus infections, colds, and allergies all come with similar overall symptoms—coughing,...

Andy Wong 12 minutes read
Stomach Flu vs. Food Poisoning

Stomach Flu vs. Food Poisoning

Stomach Flu or Food Poisoning: What’s the Difference? Abdominal pains, fever, and gas are common signs of many conditions, including...

Sean Lee 9 minutes read

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