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Is it a Cold or the Flu?

Cold or Flu? Know the Difference

Cold or Flu?

Symptoms Cold Flu
Fever Rare Usual, high (102 to 104 degrees)
Headache Rare Common
Aches, pains Slight Usual, often severe
Fatigue Sometimes Usual, can last up to 3 weeks
Extreme Exhaustion Never Usual, at start of illness
Stuffy Nose Common Sometimes
Sneezing Usual Sometimes
Sore Throat Common Sometimes
Chest Discomfort, cough Mild to moderate Common, can be severe