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What are the differences between flu and cold symptoms in a toddler?

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Dr. Michael Holmes
Specializes in Pediatrics
Influenza is worse: Both are viral infections, so a toddler will have a medium fever (between 102-104 degrees Fahrenheit) but the flu fever lasts longer and the child looks sicker.

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How do you know if your toddler has flu or cold?

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Flu vs cold: Flu causes a cold that is more severe with more fever, body ache, chills, poor appetite, vomiting headache etc, a flu test can sometime used to make the diagnosis, A common cold or flu , either can make a child quiet sick, but flu is more severe and causes more complication. if child is not feeling well, should be evaluated regardless .

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