• 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