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A 24-year-old male asked:

Can the cold or the flu cause fever that gets better in the morning, headaches, chills, and muscle aches for more than 2 days?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: The flu virus often causes fever, headaches, cough, headaches, fatigue and muscle aches for 5-10 days. It's common for someone to have normal temperature in the morning with fever in the late afternoon and evening. A cold usually causes less severe symptoms and low-grade or no fever.

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