A member asked:

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

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Laura McMullen answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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!

Answered 10/3/2016


Dr. Jack Mutnick answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Illness: No way to know for sure without actually testing you but with a fever and other symptoms, it could be the flu.

Answered 3/16/2020



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