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Know the Difference Between Cold and Flu Symptoms

Flu Symptoms:

The flu is characterized by a collection of symptoms that can often occur suddenly, including:

1. Fever (higher than 100° F)
A fever occurs when your body temperature increases in response to illness or injury. Your temperature is considered elevated when it is higher than 100°F.

Body chills that are not related to a cold environment can be a sign of the flu.

A headache associated with the flu may appear suddenly, and be related to body aches or nasal congestion you're experiencing.

4.Extreme tiredness
It's normal to feel tired at the end of a long day or when you don't get adequate sleep, but unexplained tiredness can be a sign of the flu.

5.Dry cough
Know your cough. A productive cough (coughing up mucus) is common with a cold, while a non-productive or dry cough (with no mucus) is associated with the flu.

6.Sore throat
Swelling in the throat can lead to a sore throat.

7.Runny nose
Runny nose may also occur but is more common in children than adults.

8.Muscle aches
While it is normal to feel body aches from physical overexertion, body aches that are sudden and unexplained can be a sign of the flu.

9.Stomach symptoms
Stomach symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are more common in children than in adults

10.Chest discomfort
Chest discomfort is often severe with the flu.

Think you might have the flu? Or does someone you know have it?

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Source: Tamiflu

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