A Cold or the Flu?
 
 
Symptoms
 
Cold
 
Flu
 
Fever Rare High for 3 to 4 days
Headache Rare Prominent
Aches, Pains Mild Severe for Weeks
Fatigue, Weakness Mild Can last up to 2 to 3 weeks
Extreme Exhaustion Never Early and Severe
Stuffiness Common Sometimes
Sneezing Usually Sometimes
Sore Throat Common Sometimes
Chest Discomfort, Cough Mild to Modertate; Hacking Cough Common; Can become Severe
Complications Sinus Congestion or Earache Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Can be Life Threatening
Prevention None Annual Flu  Vaccine,
Anti-Viral Medicines (see your doctor)
Treatment Only temporary relief of symptoms Anti-Viral Medicines (see your doctor)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

Source:

NIAID
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