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Why Is Flu Worse Than A Cold
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?
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.?
I've had a head cold/flu since jan25. Last week it got worse and i couldn't sit up for 3 days. I recovered.. Today I have ear &sinus ache. Why?
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.
If I get the flu or a cold will it cause Bell's palsy or inner ear infec or something worse fear bells ?
Glands under jaw are swollen and hurt to touch. Dont have cold/ flu & went to ER to get checked out. Gave me naproxen for swelling but its worse now.
See details: Stay out of the ER and see a primary care doctor for a proper evaluation. There are numerous causes, most of them infections such as mononucleosis. ...Read more
I took 2 NyQuil right before bed and after laying in bed I feel like my stuffy nose is getting worse. I hAve some DayQuil sever cold and flu with nasal decongestant, can I take one or two of those now to help break up the mucus a little or is that too mu
I had severe flu like symptoms, broke the fever, now I have a very sore throat. Cold air makes it worse. Lots of congestion. All started last thursday?
Homeopathy best: If this is true influenza, the most reliable treatment is about 50 grams of vit c given IV but few docs offer this. Sambucol, an elderberry extract, is proven to help. My favorite treatment is homeopathy- the right remedy can be magic! for help finding it see: http://www.Flusolution.Net/remedies.Htm there is not much flu yet in the us (except texas/deep south). See my comment for more info. ...Read more
How long should one have a sore throat before being seen? Going on 9 days now with no other symptoms of a cold or flu. Pain with swallowing. Worse in morning but last all day.I take prilosec.
Got the flu 3days ago&have had mostly fever&mild congestion.Now getting a sore throat. Always cold&weak. Starting to worry, feeling worse, visit er?
Virus: It appears that your virus is working its way down to the throat and later the trachea(windpipe). This is not unusual for the flu and you're still in the viral stage. I would sit tight for now with tylenol (acetaminophen) unless there is worsening fever, shaking chills and heavy cough which could indicate a bacterial infection and probable need for an exam and antibiotics. ...Read more
No: Cold weather may increase your chances of contracting the flu. Cold air may drive people to stay indoors and thus increasing your chance of coming into contact with the virus. Also, cold air may lowe your body temperature thus weakening your immune system. Cold air may also "stun" your airways and make one more succeptable to influenza. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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