With the respiratory season in full swing and COVID-19 continuing to infect, knowing the basics of the common cold, influenza, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus can help ensure patients get the right care.
As the calendar flips to January, the United States is in the middle of a full-force “tripledemic,” with COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus spreading like wildfire. Add in the common cold, which is also making its rounds this season, and pharmacists are likely to experience a store full of coughing, congested patients seeking counsel and symptomatic relief. To help, we’ve compiled a quick reference guide for each of these respiratory conditions.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)