Is it the Cold or the Flu: Information, Research, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

About the Flu

The Good Doctor's Guide to Colds and Flu

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Is it a Cold or the Flu?

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Fever Rare Fever and severe aches and pains in the joints and muscles and around the eyes are typical signs of a flu. Fever is usually high, (100-102 degrees F); and lasts 3-4 days
Coughing Coughing can be a sign of either a cold or the flu. But a bad cough usually points to the flu.
Headache Rare Prominent
General Aches, Pains Slight Usual; often severe
Fatigue, Weakness Quite mild Can last up to 2-3 weeks
Extreme Exhaustion Never Early and prominent
Stuffy Nose Common Sometimes
Sneezing Usual Sometimes
Sore Throat Common Sometimes
Chest Discomfort,
Mild to moderate;
hacking cough
Common; can become severe
Adapted from Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health September 2005 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


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