A 42-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me what is the difference between common cold and flu and should i take my medicine?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Flu vs Cold: In general, the flu will cause you to feel more ill than a cold will. Flu sxs can include fever, marked aching of muscles and joints ; significant fatigue (if these symptoms did occur with a common cold they would usually be less intense). Colds tend to lead to more nasal congestion than the flu. Most people do continue to take their regular medications.
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Last updated Jan 27, 2016
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