Do I have the flu or cold? I have clear nasal drip a lil watery eyes head feels stuffy and weakness. Will claratin help? What can I do?

Similar symptoms. A cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (nose and sinuses). Flu is also a viral infection but more specifically caused by a specific virus (for example) an influenza virus. However, inasmuch as the nasal drip is rarely cultured, a specific virus is rarely identified. Treatment is supportive and includes, fluids, vit. C and time. Claritin is a non-sedating antihistamine.