Top 8 Best Cold, Flu & Virus Android Apps – 2020

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Many of you are probably struggling with a cold or flu at the moment. Well, we've decided t assemble a list of the very best apps for dealing with a cold, flu, or some sort of a virus. Apps listed down below can help you self-diagnose, get help from a doctor online, or perhaps look up some home remedies for your cold, flu, and many other ailments, as these are amongst the best Android apps for that purpose. There are all sorts of apps included.

That being said, the world is also battling a pandemic at the moment, the COVID-19 aka Coronavirus. Google has banned Coronavirus apps from the Play Store, in order to prevent spreading misinformation, and developers using such apps in a malicious manner. There are some useful web tools that can be helpful, such as the one Microsoft launched recently. If you navigate to bing.com/covid, you'll be able to get a ton of information regarding Coronavirus, including the exact numbers of infections across the globe.

Coronavirus is something we all need to be vary of, and not take lightly. The pandemic will hopefully be defeated in the near future, and until then, these apps may help, though not directly with Coronavirus. These apps are mostly aimed at those of you who have a cold, flu, or something similar, as a cure for Coronavirus is not available just yet. Maybe talking to a physician online will help ease your mind over Coronavirus, though. If you think that may be the case, then you may find some of these apps useful for that purpose as well.

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Top 8 best cold, flu & virus Android apps 2020

Below is a quick overview of the top 8 best cold, flu & virus Android apps for 2020, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

Download CostIn-app cost (per item)
Ada
Doctor On Demand
WebMD
OpenWHO
Sickweather
Home Remedies+
Practo
Your.MD
Epi Info

Top 8 best cold, flu & virus Android apps 2020 downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app's Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

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Best cold, flu & virus Android app for analyzing symptoms

Ada

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.3+

Ada is a great app if you're trying to analyze the symptoms you're experiencing. The developer has even added COVID-19 in its database as well, so this app can help you exclude that as an option as well. The developer would like you to think of this app as your health companion, and it kind of is. All you need to do is tell the app what's bothering you, and then answer a number of simple, personalized questions.

Ada will then start assessing what's wrong, and provide you with relevant information about your current health condition. You should, of course, consult your doctor if the condition ends up being serious, this app is only meant to help you get some peace of mind, and point you in the right direction. It is, by no means, a solution for your health condition.

It is worth noting, though, that this app is a Class I medical device in the European Union. Its registration in other markets is also pending. That only goes to show how useful the app can be, of course. The design of its UI is extremely simple, and it really does put all the focus on the content itself. The white background is combined with contrasting letters, graphs, and whatever else the app throws your way.

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Best cold, flu & virus Android app for getting help from a real doctor

Doctor On Demand

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

If you feel the need to talk to a real doctor online, the Doctor On Demand app is the way to go. This app will connect you with "board-certified physicians and doctoral-level therapists" to talk to online, via your phone or tablet. Do note that this service is available in all 50 states (the US), and the District of Columbia. The app is not meant to be used for people who live outside of the US.

The service is available 24/7, so it includes both nights and weekends. You can get help whenever you want / need. This conversation will go similar to what you'd get if you go to a clinic. The doctor will take your history and symptoms, perform an exam, and then recommend the treatment. That includes both prescriptions and lab work, and they can even provide a doctor's note, if needed.

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This service is more affordable than actually visiting a doctor in the clinic, the developer claims. Considering that these doctors can't have physical contact with their patients, there are some things that they can't help you with. They can be quite helpful when it comes to both cold and flu, no to mention UTIs, allergies, depression, skin and eye issues, and so on.

Download Doctor On Demand

Best cold, flu & virus Android app for researching treatments & diagnosis

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WebMD

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

WebMD is probably the best app for researching treatments and diagnosis. Using this app, you can check your symptoms, and based on that, get a diagnosis. The app also has a 'Doctor Directory', which helps you to find the closes doctors and specialists based on your current location. You can also search via city, state, or ZIP code. Do note that this works for the US only.

WebMD also partners with major pharmacy chains in order to offer the lowest prescription drug prices, or at least close to that. This service is completely free to use, no registration required. If you often forget to take your medication, this app can help. Medication reminders are included here as well.

In this app, you can save your conditions, drugs, doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies. On top of that, you'll find healthy living articles for secure access. A drug interaction checker is also included, so you can identify potentially harmful and unsafe combinations of prescription medications. The application's UI is extremely simple, and that's probably for the best, it's really easy to navigate.

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Best cold, flu & virus Android app for health video lectures

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OpenWHO

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

OpenWHO is designed primarily for health care workers, frontline responders, and decision-makers. but the app is accessible to everyone, and can be quite useful. It is a source of information for those affected by disease outbreaks and health emergencies, and it's a great app to have installed during a pandemic, like the one we're facing at the moment.

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This app brings great health video lectures to the table, with plenty of information. The app itself features four channels. The first channel is the Outbreak Channel, and it addresses the management of infectious diseases and provides life-saving, scientific information. The Ready for Response channel helps prepare personnel who are training for deployment to work in disease outbreaks and health emergencies.

The Get Social channel focuses on social sciences based interventions and helps to communicate with affected communities. The last channel is the GOARN channel, and it is dedicated to preparing the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network for international alert and response operations. The app's UI design is nothing special, but it is somewhat in line with modern design standards, and it makes the app fairly easy to use.

Download OpenWHO

Best cold, flu & virus Android app for tracking down sick zones

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Sickweather

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.4+

Sickweather is actually an extremely useful application. It's essentially a mapping app that maps out sickness. To be accurate, it's an illness crowdsourcing community, and the developer processes 6 million reports a day. This app will let you know when you enter a 'Sick Zone', areas where others have recently reported being sick. The app can alert you of flu, norovirus, pink eye, whooping cough, and 19 other illnesses.

This app has been recognized a number of times thus far, and it even managed to identify the early start of flu season, six weeks before the CDC, at least according to the developer. Thanks to Sickweather Groups, you can follow and report illnesses, and also post messages directly to the locations that matter most to you. Those locations may include schools, workplaces, restaurants, hospitals, and so on.

Various reports are represented by blue 'Sick' map markers at the local level. You can also tap those markers in order to get more information, like a detailed report, and when it has been reported. The app will also color-code more recent reports with a red color, if they've been reported in the last 24 hours. Orange reports will be those reported in the last 24-48 hours, while yellow ones will be those reported between 2 days and a week. For those that have been reported over a week ago, you'll see blue markers.

Download Sickweather

Best cold, flu & virus Android app for discovering home remedies

Home Remedies+

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 2.3+

If you have a mild form of a cold or flu, you may not even want to see a doctor. There are a number of home remedies that can improve your condition. That actually applies to a ton of other ailments, like headaches, backaches, and so on. This app may not offer the most modern design, but it has a rather large database of home remedies that you can utilize, if you want.

Home remedies are categorized in this application, into remedies for abscesses, acid reflux, acne, allergies, arthritis, and a ton more ailments that may be bothering you. Everything is alphabetized, and easily accessible. The app contains natural core remedies for around 100 ailments. You can even mark your favorite remedies as 'favorite', so that they're always easily accessible.

A search function is built into the app as well, so you can track down remedies with ease. The sharing function is built in, and you can also ask a question if you want to know more. If you have a remedy that you'd like to share, and it's not yet on the list, you can do that as well. The app's UI may not be the most modern one, but it sure is functional.

Download Home Remedies+

Best cold, flu & virus Android app for booking doctor appointments

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Practo

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

Practo is a great app for booking doctor appointments, but that's not all it can do, not even close. Using this app you can book doctor appointments, and talk to a doctor online anytime you want, they're available 24/7, as long as you book an appointment. You can even buy rather affordable family health plans, and maintain digital health records if you want.

On top of all that, this application also has a ton of information that you may be interested in. You can read free and regularly-updated health tips, and there are a ton of them. This app gives you a chance to talk to doctors from various different fields, including dentists, dermatologists, ENT specialists, general physicians, urologists, oncologists, gastroenterologists, and more.

You can consult a doctor via a secure chat or call, it's your choice. The same goes for seeking advice in just 60 seconds, and do a free follow-up chat within the next three days. You can even pay for that consultation online, without a problem. The app offers a really clean UI design, it's predominantly white, and it does look rather modern.

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Best cold, flu & virus Android app for keeping track of your health

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Your.MD

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

Your.MD defines itself as an AI self-care assistant, and that's a pretty good description. This app can be immensely useful for your ailments, and it even offers a ton of information about the Coronavirus. This digital health platform's goal is to help you be healthy through self-care. The app has been built by doctors, data scientists, and digital experts, the company claims.

This app will provide you with safe and personalized information, guidance, and support. The app has a symptom checker, just in case you have a symptom, or a couple of them, and would like to be more informed. If you'd like to do more research on a specific topic, you can do that as well. There's a ton of health information included here, and that info has been written by qualified doctors (NHS and Your.MD writers and medical team).

Your.MD app also offers OneStop Health Marketplace, for which it claims it's the first global marketplace of trusted health service providers and products. The app even has a 'Journal' feature, which allows you to documents, track, and check your health over time. Health Plans are also included in the app, and even though the app doesn't offer the most modern design, it's still highly usable.

Download Your.MD