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How can you tell if you have the flu or just a bad cold?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Influenza tests.

Tests specific to influenza a/b can be performed at your doctor's office.

In brief: Influenza tests.

Tests specific to influenza a/b can be performed at your doctor's office.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Cold vs Flu symptoms

Flu symptoms may include fever, sore throat, cough, achiness all over, headache, chills, feeling tired, nasal congestion, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
Colds are usually much milder than the flu and often lead to a runny nose. Colds don’t usually lead to serious complications (i.e., pneumonia).

In brief: Cold vs Flu symptoms

Flu symptoms may include fever, sore throat, cough, achiness all over, headache, chills, feeling tired, nasal congestion, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
Colds are usually much milder than the flu and often lead to a runny nose. Colds don’t usually lead to serious complications (i.e., pneumonia).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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