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I have, sore throat, chills and fatigue which disable me from getting out of bed, but normal temp 36.8. Is this more likely to be flu or common cold?

I have, sore throat,  chills and fatigue which disable me from getting out of bed, but normal temp 36.8.  Is this more likely to be flu or common cold?

Hard to guess: New throat pain can be strep throat (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antivirals may be used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (to see if a prescription is needed). With chills and lots of fatigue, it's more likely a flu-like illness or strep throat. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


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Whats the diff. between flu or common cold virus. i have dry throat, hoarse voice, an dizziness, fatigue, an slight headache, . weakness, ect. ?

Whats the diff. between flu or common cold virus.     i have dry throat, hoarse voice, an dizziness, fatigue, an slight headache, . weakness, ect. ?

Fever: is higher with influenza than it is with the common cold. Other symptoms of flu include muscle aches and pains, shaking chills, cough, sometimes nausea, and a longer course than the common cold. Most people can go about their daily activities with a common cold. The flu usually knocks you down for at least a few days. ...Read more

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Sore throat, hard to swallow, headache and fatigue, green/yellow phlegm. Is this just a common cold or something more, how can I treat from home?

Sore throat, hard to swallow, headache and fatigue, green/yellow phlegm. Is this just a common cold or something more, how can I treat from home?

Seasonal flu: Is a viral infection that effects your nose, throat and lungs. Dry cough, nasal congestion, fatigue, headache are common symptoms. Usually good rest and a plenty of water is the right treatment. In severe cases an antiviral medication is prescribed. If concerned, see your pcp. ...Read more

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How long does diarrhea associated with common cold last?

How long does diarrhea associated with common cold last?

Common cold: Diarrhea seldom occurs with a common cold which is an upper respiratory infection. Not sure what you have, but if it keeps up see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long does bad breath associated with common cold last?

How long does bad breath associated with common cold last?

7-10 days: The common cold lasts 7-10 days so if this actually caused your bad breath then it should disappear when your cold disappears. ...Read more

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How long does eye redness associated with common cold last?

How long does eye redness associated with common cold last?

Acute phase: Redness of the eyes with common cold should subside with the resolution of acute symptoms, usually about three days. ...Read more

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Approximately how long does a common cold last?

Approximately how long does a common cold last?

Colds arn't cured: The average common cold last 10 days measures such as increasing fluids getting appropriate rest blowing your nose sucking on candy using a humidifier can help make you more comfortable. If the symptoms really interfere with eating sleeping normal activity saline washes or otc decongestant sprays/tabs/or syrups can provide short term relief. ...Read more

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How long could common cold last?

How long could common cold last?

The common cold: According to the mayo clinic, colds usually last one to two weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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