The Differences Between a Cold and The Flu

Fever Rare This is Characteristic!!
High – 100-102º F; Lasts 3-4 days
Headache Rare Prominent
General Aches, Pains Slight Usual; Often Severe
Fatigue, Weakness Quite Mild Can Last 2-3 Weeks
Extreme Exhaustion Never Early and Prominent
Stuffy Nose Common Sometimes
Sneezing Usual Sometimes
Sore Throat Common Sometimes
Chest Discomfort, Cough Mild to Moderate; Hacking Cough Common; Can Become Severe
Complications Sinus Congestion or Earache Bronchitis, Pneumonia; Can be Life Threatening
Prevention Good Hygiene Annual Flu Shot or Flumist