I have running leaking nose, dry cough, fatigue. Was wondering if its just a cold or the flu? What is tge difference? Anything I can take?

Maybe strep,flu,etc. Mild nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc., except that allergies usually don't cause a fever. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of a strep throat infection. Doctors also have a 15-minute test for Flu A and Flu B.

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I have been fatigued with chills and sweating no fever for a week the last couple days I've had a weak dry cough. Is this the flu? Or something else?

Probably viral. This sounds like a viral upper respiratory infection. It is good that you are not having fevers. If you are treating your symptoms conservatively (rest, fluids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) cough syrup) and they are not resolving in the next week then I would see a doctor. Get seen sooner if you develop a fever. Hope you get well quickly. Read more...
Doubt the flu. Especially with no fever. Talk to your doctor. Sound viral and needs to run its course. But touch base with the doc to be sure. Read more...