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What are the differences between swine flu and cold?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Flu has...: ...Much higher fever, more severe pain and cough, and far more complications.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Degree of illness.: Symptoms of swine flu may include: sore throat, cough, headache, fever, chills, musculoskeletal aches & pains, nausea, vomiting & diarrhea. Cold symptoms can include nasal congestion, runny nose, coughing, headache, sneezing, sore throat, watery eyes, mild fever, feeling tired & watery eyes. Swine Flu can have significant complications.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between a cold and the swine flu?

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Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 19 years experience
Symptoms: A cold comes on gradually while flu onset is aburpt and sudden. Flu symptoms can be reduced if treated early (less than 72 hrs fro onset) with a drug like tamiflu (oseltamivir). A cold runs its course but you can take symptomatic drugs like theraflu . If you are takign drugs for blod pressure, etc, contact your physician before takign over the counter cold meds.
A 37-year-old member asked:

The difference between regular and swine flu?

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Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Swine flu has high m: Swinf flu like the epidemic that we had 2 years ago, h1n1 flu has higher mortality rate. Affected children 6 months to 26 years of age. The patients are sicker than regular flu and should be admitted to the hospital.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between swine flu and the normal flu?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Swine vs winter flu: Not much. They both give high fever, cough, runny nose, and achiness all over (fever & achiness all over are the hallmarks of flu). Both can make you feel really lousy and have to take to bed (severe malaise, fatigue). Your job is to take as much fluids and eat as much good food as you can to help you recover. Swine flu was associated with somewhat more deaths than usual winter flu--kids & elderly.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How can I tell the difference between swine flu and the common flu?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Seasonal v swine flu: Swine flu typically presents with rapid onset (3 to 5 hours) with a fever (, > 100°), chills, headache, severe aches and pain, fatigue, nasal congestion, sneezing, sore throat, coughing, diarrhea and possibly vomiting. Seasonal flu usually presents over several days with a high fever (102-104°); with severe muscle aches & pains, exhaustion, non-productive cough with nasal congestion, sneezing, >.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between swine flu and other types of the flu?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Different strains: There are a large number of different varieties of influenza virus that have natural affinity for different species. Bird flu and swine flu are two such strains. The animal viruses occasionally acquire the ability to infect humans.

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