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What are cold symptoms and flu symptoms in toddlers?

What are cold symptoms and flu symptoms in toddlers?

Colds vs flu: Common colds and mild influenza can look very similar. Though both often present with runny nose, cough, sore throat, and fever, the flu is typically more severe, and associated with more fatigue, and often body aches. Unlike a cold, it can also become much more severe. See a doctor if you think your child has the flu, particularly if they have a chronic condition such as asthma or heart disease. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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When it comes to the flu, are flu symptoms like cold symptoms?

When it comes to the flu, are flu symptoms like cold symptoms?

Usually worse: Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches ; pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. ...Read more

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Why do I get lightheadedness when I get colds or flu symptoms?

Why do I get lightheadedness when I get colds or flu symptoms?

Fluid shifts: These types of illnesses can cause dehydration because of fluid shifts within your body. Also, your body produces special chemicals that help fight off infections which can contribute to dizziness. ...Read more

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Cold versus flu? What are the differences between cold and flu symptoms?

Cold versus flu? What are the differences between cold and flu symptoms?

Cold is mildler: Last few day with fever les then 102f flu on the other hand lasts longer with temp up to 103-104, lasts longer and gives more complications. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to relieve cold and flu symptoms without medication?

What do you suggest to relieve cold and flu symptoms without medication?

Rest! Hydrate!: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Question regarding cold/flu symptoms paired with a possible case of worms?

Possible: If you do have worms, that can cause you cold-like symptoms. If the question is if you can have both, that is still possible. get tested fast, start treatment, you will have your answer. ...Read more

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How can it be that my body breaks down similar to flu and cold symptoms when i work too hard?

Stress: Chronic stress can lead to many problems involving your physical health. At some point your body does not know the difference between physical and psychological stress and eventually reacts. ...Read more

Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
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Upper Respiratory Infection (Definition)

An upper respiratory infection refers to an infection that involves the lining of the breathing passages above the lungs. It usually refers to infections that involve multiple areas simultaneously such as the nose, sinus, ears, throat, ...Read more