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Why Is Flu Worse Than A Cold
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
Not usually: In general, the flu will cause you to feel more ill than a cold will. Flu sxs can include fever, chills, marked aching of muscles and joints ; significant fatigue (if these symptoms did occur with a common cold they would usually be less intense). Colds tend to lead to more nasal congestion than the flu. ...Read more
Yes: The cold may cause blockage of the tube where it comes into the nose. ...Read more
My 9yr daughter has been sick with a flu/cold . It's been 2 weeks and she still has the cough that gets worse at night. There is no wheezing .?
How normal/common is the post flu/common cold fatigue and how should it be treated\/ Could the antibiotics make this fatigue even worse?
I have a cold/flu I have been taking 220-440mg of Aleve (naproxen) every 4-5 hours bc it seems worse at 5. Can i continue taking 1 every 4-5 hours through today?
For the past 5 days I have had intermittent pressure at the bridge of my nose on the left side. No cold or flu symptoms. Worse when swallowing.
My 9 yr old has a cough after a flu/cold it's been 2 weeks and there has been no fever and the cough is more phlegm than dry. Worse at night.?
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