Cold Versus Flu
As care givers, we are always asked what is the difference between a cold and the flu? With all the marketing by the cold and flu over-the-counter remedies; it gets confusing.
What is the difference between a cold and flu?
Flu and common cold are both respiratory illnesses caused by difference viruses. Both of these have similar symptoms which makes it difficult to tell the difference. Typically, the flu is worse that a cold. Flu symptoms are more intense and colds are usually milder. Serious health problems rarely arise with colds. However, the flu can have very serious associated complications.
How can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu?
The both share many symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference with just symptoms. Special tests must be completed, within the first few days of illness, to uncover if a person has the flu.
What are the symptoms of the flu versus the symptoms of a cold?
Flu symptoms include:
Cold symptoms include:
Is It A
COLD or FLU?
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