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

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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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