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A 16-year-old male asked:

Can i play in today's soccer game with these symptoms: congestion, headache, feel stuffy in one ear.. just a cold or more ?

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Dr. Humberto Quintana
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Check for difference: It's important to know the difference between flu and cold symptoms. A cold is a milder respiratory illness than the flu. While cold symptoms can make you feel bad for a few days, flu symptoms can make you feel quite ill for a few days to weeks. The flu can also result in serious health problems such as pneumonia and hospitalizations. Flu symptoms are usually more severe than cold symptoms and com.
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