What’s The Difference Between A Cold And The Flu?


The Difference Between Cold And Flu Symptoms

thank you to nutritionist Barbara Lagoni for sharing this)

If you have the flu….

you will have a fever – 80% of all flu cases have a fever, often above 100 degrees and for several days
you will have a dry, non-mucous producing cough
you will have the chills – 60% of those who have the flu have the chills
you will experience moderate to severe tiredness
you will have a headache – 80% of all flu cases experience headaches
you will have chest discomfort, often severe
flu onset is rapid within 3-6 hours, the symptoms high fever, aches and pains are sudden

Where as with a cold…

no fever is present
those with a cold often have a hacking productive cough
you can be slightly body achy with a cold
a stuffy nose is very common with a cold
no chills when you have a cold
you may feel slightly tired
cold symptoms develop over days
a sore throat is common with a cold

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2 Responses to What’s The Difference Between A Cold And The Flu?

  1. Suzanne Holt says:

    Very nice breakdown! The fever is always the kicker of deciphering!

    Suzanne

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