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Do i have the flu or a common cold? my symptoms are : cough, sneezing, chills, vomiting, hurting stomach, hard to breath without coughing, headache, had a fever, runny nose

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
The : The most common symptoms of flu according to the center for disease control are: -fever (usually high) -headache -nausea, vomiting or diarrhea -fatigue -sore throat -runny nose or congestion -cough -body aches unfortunately, it is difficult to diagnose the flu versus another virus based on symptoms alone since many other illnesses can cause similar symptoms. Give your doctor a call. They may be able to test you for the flu. In the meantime, get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids. Good luck!
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Illness: No way to know for sure without actually testing you but with a fever and other symptoms, it could be the flu.

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