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How to really know whether I have normal cold n sore throat or h1n1..???

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Cold vs flu

In general, the flu will cause you to feel more ill than a cold will.
Flu sxs can include fever, chills, marked aching of muscles and joints & significant fatigue (if these symptoms did occur with a common cold they would usually be less intense). Colds tend to lead to more nasal congestion than the flu. Swine flu may also be associated with GI symptoms.

In brief: Cold vs flu

In general, the flu will cause you to feel more ill than a cold will.
Flu sxs can include fever, chills, marked aching of muscles and joints & significant fatigue (if these symptoms did occur with a common cold they would usually be less intense). Colds tend to lead to more nasal congestion than the flu. Swine flu may also be associated with GI symptoms.
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