Do You Have a Cold Or a Flu?

You may be asking, is there a difference? Both have a sneeze and a running nose. This may be it but, it does not mean that you have both. inappropriate diagnosis would lead to difficulties in getting the cure. This is because of you don;t know what you dealing with.

Here’s how to tell if you’re coping with a cold or fighting a flu

How similar are they?

  • Both influenza (flu) and the common cold are caused by a virus.
  • They take about a week or two to leave the human system. if it persists, seek special medical attention.
  • Both the flu and common cold are spread from person to person.
  • They both have similar symptoms such as congested nasal system.
  • They are both respiratory illnesses.

How different are they?

  • For a common cold, you will be able to do your normal duties such as go to work. However, this may not be a good idea since you will spread the cold to your colleagues and they will be on your neck for the sickness.
  • For influenza, you are not able to do much. You will have someone help around in getting your duties.
  • With the flu, your body aches almost everywhere. This makes you feel fatigued. High fever. You may experience nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

With these symptoms, you are in bed for a few days. The flu is more common in winter and early spring. In case you get seek on other seasons, it could probably be cold.

Flu spreads more quickly than a cold in a group of people like open office layout at once.  This implies that you have more people around you falling sick.

Once you know, the symptoms, you are able to identify whether it is a cold or flu.

Next time you catch a bug, be on the lookout for the symptoms and take the appropriate medications.Caroline

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