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.

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I'm a little confused when it comes to the flu. Are the similar to cold symptoms?

No. A common cold causes stuffy and runny nose but flu is associated with fever, muscle ache and headache in addition to sore throat and cough.

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.

I'm not sure if I have the flu, or a cold. What are flu symptoms?

Very similar. Difficult to differentiate cold from flu symptoms. Symptoms are essentially the same. Both are caused by viruses and usually resolve within 7-10 days.
Flu vs cold. According to Mayo Clinic Flu sxs may include “Fever over 100F (38C), Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills & sweats, Headache, Dry Cough, Fatigue and weakness, Nasal Congestion.” Common cold symptoms include: Cough, congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, sore throat, mild headache, low grade fever & mild body aches.

How do I treat the flu and cold symptoms?

Rest and fluids. The best t5eatment for the flu, other rthan getting a flu shot to prevent it, is to get planty of rest, drink lots of fluids and avoid spreading the virus. You can also use over the counter cold and flu symptomatic treatment. Sometimes anti-viral drugs are used if a serious flu infection has occured.

I've had cold symptoms for 3 days. If I had the flu would I have vomited?

Possibly. Flu can include: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, extreme fatigue, and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. If progresses and worsens, respiratory distress and worse. Colds can have the same but usually not extreme fatigue, muscle aches and chills.