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What are the differences between swine flu and cold?

What are the differences between swine flu and  cold?

Flu has...: ...Much higher fever, more severe pain and cough, and far more complications. ...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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What's the difference between a cold and the swine flu?

What's the difference between a cold and the swine flu?

Symptoms: A cold comes on gradually while flu onset is aburpt and sudden. Flu symptoms can be reduced if treated early (less than 72 hrs fro onset) with a drug like tamiflu (oseltamivir). A cold runs its course but you can take symptomatic drugs like theraflu . If you are takign drugs for blod pressure, etc, contact your physician before takign over the counter cold meds. ...Read more

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What are the differences between swine flu and the normal flu?

What are the differences between swine flu and the normal flu?

Swine vs winter flu: Not much. They both give high fever, cough, runny nose, and achiness all over (fever & achiness all over are the hallmarks of flu). Both can make you feel really lousy and have to take to bed (severe malaise, fatigue). Your job is to take as much fluids and eat as much good food as you can to help you recover. Swine flu was associated with somewhat more deaths than usual winter flu--kids & elderly. ...Read more

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What are the differences between swine flu and other types of the flu?

What are the differences between swine flu and other types of the flu?

Different strains: There are a large number of different varieties of influenza virus that have natural affinity for different species. Bird flu and swine flu are two such strains. The animal viruses occasionally acquire the ability to infect humans. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a normal flu and swine flu?

Only severity: And this depends upon who is infected (age, sex, underlying conditions, etc.). Both are due to influenza virus, just different types. Siv strains include influenza c and the subtypes of influenza a known as h1n1, h1n2, h2n1, h3n1, h3n2, and h2n3. This is a rare disease at present, but monitored by cdc and international health agencies. ...Read more

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The difference between regular and swine flu?

The difference between regular  and swine flu?

Swine flu has high m: Swinf flu like the epidemic that we had 2 years ago, h1n1 flu has higher mortality rate. Affected children 6 months to 26 years of age. The patients are sicker than regular flu and should be admitted to the hospital. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between swine flu and the common flu?

How can I tell the difference between swine flu and the common flu?

Seasonal v swine flu: Swine flu typically presents with rapid onset (3 to 5 hours) with a fever (, > 100°), chills, headache, severe aches and pain, fatigue, nasal congestion, sneezing, sore throat, coughing, diarrhea and possibly vomiting. Seasonal flu usually presents over several days with a high fever (102-104°); with severe muscle aches & pains, exhaustion, non-productive cough with nasal congestion, sneezing, >. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell the difference between swine flu and regular old flu?

No big difference: Every year a different strain of influenza predominates. Some years it is called swine flu because it is thought to originate from pigs. Other strains may originate with birds. In any year there are more than one strain, so if you get the flu, there is no way to know whether it is the 'swine' variety or another. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a flu and the swine flu?

Differnet stains: Both are due to inflenza a, but different strains and both have similar symptoms. ...Read more

Swine Flu (Definition)

It is the flu caused ...Read more