Cold or Flu Quiz

Take this quiz in order to find out if you have a cold or flu. If you have a cold, read our Self-Care tips to find out how to take care of it yourself. If you have flu symptoms, please give Health Services a call at 535-2350. Health Services is located in the Hogan House on the corner of Merrill and Langdon Streets.

Complete Part 1 and Part 2, then follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.

Part 1

  1. Do you have a runny nose? If so, is the mucus clear?
  2. Do you have a mild cough, sneeze, or sore throat?
  3. Do you have a mild case of nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?
  4. Have your symptoms lasted less than 24 hours?
  5. Do you have questions about cold medications?

Part 2

  1. Do you have a fever of 101 degrees or more?
  2. Do you have a severe or sudden headache?
  3. Do you have a rash?
  4. Are your tonsils enlarged and red or do they have white patches on them?
  5. Do you have a sore throat causing you severe discomfort, difficulty swallowing, or difficulty sleeping?
  6. Have you had nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea accompanied by abdominal pain or fever or for more than 24 hours?
  7. Have you had a temperature of at least 100 degrees or more for the past 3 days?
  8. Have you had a cough that has lasted 7 days and which does not seem to be getting better?
  9. Do you have chest pain, wheezing or shortness of breath?
  10. Do you cough up greenish-yellow or blood-tinged mucus or sputum?
  11. Do you have enlarged lymph nodes (”glands” or “lumps”) on the front, sides or back of the neck?
  12. Do you have an earache or sinus pain?

Instructions

If you answered yes to any of the questions in Part 1, proceed to the Self Care page to find ways in which you can treat these symptoms yourself. If symptoms persist or worsen, call Health Services.

If you answered yes to any of the questions in Part 2, you should be evaluated by a nurse. Call Health Services, (603) 535-2350 for an appointment. If you have a fever of 101 degrees or more, along with a headache and/or rash, you are at increased risk of significant illness and we strongly recommend that you be seen today for a medical evaluation.

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