The Flu vs. Cold:
Sometimes itGet the Facts About Flu Symptoms
shard to tell whether or not we have
the flu or just a cold.
Check out the information
below to learn what sets the two apart.
What do your symptoms say?
Click the cold or flu buttons to see if you are
showing signs of the flu or a cold. Both can have
similar symptoms. However, symptoms like fever,
body aches, fatigue, and coughing tend to be
more intense with the flu compared with the cold.
In addition, people with colds are more likely to
have extra symptoms like a runny nose.1-4 While
you are sick, limit your contact with others and
your symptoms with your health care
see if you should get tested for the flu.
How long does the flu last?
Most people who get influenza will recover in several
days to less than 2 weeks,
but some people will
develop complications as a result of the flu.5
What is a
- A low-grade fever is a temperature higher
than 99.5°F but lower than 101°F. Having a
fever is a sign that you might have the flu.6
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