A 27-year-old member asked:
How are the flu and the common cold different?
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Infectious Disease 48 years experience
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
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A 45-year-old member asked:
How are the common cold and the flu distinguished from each other?
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Pathology 50 years experience
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A 39-year-old member asked:
How to know if I have the flu or could it just be a common cold?
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Psychiatry 26 years experience
Flu vs cold: According to Mayo Clinic Flu sxs may include “Fever over 100F (38C), Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills & sweats, Headache, Dry Cough, Fatigue and weakness, Nasal Congestion.”
Common cold symptoms include: Cough, congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, sore throat, mild headache, low grade fever & mild body aches.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What are signs and symptoms of the flu versus the common cold?
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Pulmonary Critical Care 17 years experience
Overlap but severity: Most people have frequent "cold" which are usually caused by rhinovirus, adenoviruses and others small viruses - the body usually confines these to the upper respiratory tract and usually fights them off in 2-5 days. Over 5-10 days the flu can spread down into the lungs, causes high fevers, muscle pain, joint pain and more rarely lead to severe pneumonia requiring ventilator support and death.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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