We've been hearing a lot about this year's flu season. It has been worse this season and has caused a number of deaths.
I came down with a cold or flu a month ago during the fires in and around the San Fernando Valley. I went to the doctor and the prescribed medication knocked it off in short order.
Last night, I was having bouts of sneezing and coughing, which continued on today. I don't know if this is another cold or flu or the same one from a month ago that decided to come back.
Fortunately for me, I have ten day's worth of Montelukast tablets left over from last month's bout. I started taking them last night.
If this is a new cold/flu, I suspect it came from when I went to the market or U-Haul last Friday. This came abruptly and at the wrong time since I have a lot of packing to do.
What's the difference between a flu and a cold? According to the Center For Disease Control (CDC):