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How to tell the difference between a cold and the flu


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  • How to tell the difference between a cold and the flu

    Flu season is about to be upon us and we need to be on top of information regarding it. My guess is that if you have ever had a bad case of flu you will know when you are coming down with it again. Early detection is the key to a quick recovery.

    Differences between a Cold and the Flu:


    Cold: Fever is rare with a cold.
    Flu: Fever is usually present with the flu

    Cold: A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold.
    Flu: A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough).

    Cold: Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.
    Flu: Severe aches and pains are common with the flu.

    Stuffy Nose
    Cold: Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.
    Flu: Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the flu.

    Cold: Chills are uncommon with a cold.
    Flu: 60% of people who have the flu experience chills.

    Cold: Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.
    Flu: Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu.

    Cold: Sneezing is commonly present with a cold.
    Flu: Sneezing is not common with the flu.

    Sudden Symptoms
    Cold: Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days..
    Flu: The flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.

    Cold: A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.
    Flu: A headache is very common with the flu, present in 80% of flu cases.

    Sore Throat
    Cold: Sore throat is commonly present with a cold.
    Flu: Sore throat is not commonly present with the flu.

    Chest Discomfort
    Cold: Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.
    Flu: Chest discomfort is often severe with the flu..
    Last edited by OogieBoogie; 10-21-2009, 12:29 PM.
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