Is It a Cold or the Flu?

Symptoms Cold Flu
Fever Rare Characteristic, high (102-104*); lasts 3-4 days
Headache Rare Prominent
General aches & pains Slight Usual; often severe
Fatigue & weakness Mild Can last up to 2-3 weeks
Exhaustion Never Early & prominent
Congestion Common Occasional
Sneezing Usual Occasional
Sore Throat Common Occasional
Cough/Chest Discomfort Mild to moderate; hacking cough Common; can be severe
Complications Sinus congestion or earache Bronchitis, pneumonia; can be life threatening
Prevention None Annual vaccinations; anti-viral medications
Treatment Only temporary relief of symptoms Anti-viral medications

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