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Is it Cold or Flu?

  

SYMPTOM COLD FLU
Fever Gradual or mild

High (102 or higher) with sudden onset.  Lasts 3-4 days.

Chills Only with fever Common
Headache Rare Prominent
General Aches & Pains Slight, if any Usual, often quite severe.
Fatigue & Weakness Quite mild Extreme, can last up to 21 days
Prostration Never Early & prominent
Runny, Stuffy Nose Common Occasional
Sneezing Usual Sometimes.
Sore Throat Occurs early, 
lasts 1 - 2 days
Common, worse by day 2 or 3
Chest Discomfort Mild to moderate hacking cough Common, can becomes severe.
Complications Sinus congestion or earache. Bronchitis, pneumonia
Cough Moderate, if any Sometimes severe

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