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A cold typically causes symptoms such as a stuffy or runny nose, fatigue and sore throat. Even though a cold is milder than the flu, it can still make you feel miserable, cause you to miss school or work, and disrupt any special plans you had.

The symptoms of the flu tend to be more intense. There is also the potential that it can lead to more serious health issues such as pneumonia.

How Long Do Colds or the Flu Last?

On average, you can expect to be battling a cold for around seven to 10 days. Since the flu is more severe, the symptoms can stick around for longer. Your fever most likely will be gone after five days, but milder symptoms could linger for up to two weeks.

While there are some over-the-counter medications designed to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with either the common cold or the flu, you don’t need to endure those symptoms for that same length of time. There are ways to shorten your cold and flu — such as vitamin IV drips — so you can feel better and get back to your daily life as soon as possible.

How Do IV Drips Help Your Flu?

Vitamin IV drips contain the fluids, vitamins and minerals you need to strengthen your immune system. IV treatment helps replenish the essential nutrients you need while also alleviating some of the flu’s common symptoms.

Best of all, vitamin drips can be administered wherever you are — your home, office or hotel room.

Quickly Recover From Your Cold With an IV

Here at Hydrate You IV, one of our most popular infusions is our Myers’ Cocktail IV, which has hydrating fluids and antioxidants. Since the saline solution goes right into your bloodstream, our drips can quickly treat symptoms such as:

  • Runny or stuffy nose.
  • Fatigue.
  • Body aches.
  • Cough.
  • Sore throat.
  • Headache.
  • Chills.

With the fluid and electrolytes, your body will have the nutrients it needs to recover faster. We’ve specifically included vitamin B12, which fights off some of those symptoms, as well as vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant and helps the immune system function. Our drips also include vitamin B complex, zinc, magnesium and glutathione to help shorten your cold or flu.

If you are experiencing more severe pain or nausea, we can also add in pain medicine or Zofran.

Schedule Your In-Home IV Therapy and Shorten Your Cold

Hydrate You IV has a team of experienced RNs and paramedics who deliver in-home IV infusions throughout the Tulsa and Oklahoma City, area. We design our infusions to deliver fast, painless results and shorten the duration of your cold or flu.

With our standard drips and ability to customize your own blend based on your needs and symptoms, you can be sure that you’ll find the relief you need. When you reach out to us, one of our professionals will come out to your house within the hour. Contact us online if you have any questions.

If you’re ready to experience relief from your cold or flu, call or text 918-520-1238, or book your appointment online today.