Cold VS Flu
The winter season is a time to enjoy the holidays with the family, but since it's also Flu and Cold season, occasionally things don't go as planned.
Have you experienced a cough and sore throat in the morning? Or a sudden onset of a fever and a running nose for over numerous days? since Cold and Flu share a lot of common symptoms, that makes it difficult to differentiate between them. early detection of the symptoms can help you recover more quickly and helps to prevent infecting others.
What are the causes of Cold and Flu Symptoms:
The common Cold and Influenza (Flu) are both contagious diseases, although they are brought on by various virus types. The Flu is brought about by four Influenza Viruses — A, B, C, and D. A and B cause an annual outbreak of illness (the Flu Season) each winter.
Meanwhile, Common Cold can be caused by several different viruses, including rhinoviruses, which is the most common cause for the Common Cold, other viruses include parainfluenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and seasonal coronaviruses.
What are the differences between Cold and Flu?
Even though there are major similarities between the symptoms of Common Cold and Flu, when compared to Cold symptoms, Flu symptoms are typically more severe. Also, cold symptoms can last for a few days, probably about 3 to 5 days, meanwhile Flu symptoms can make you feel sick real quick which lasts days to weeks.
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Cold Symptoms usually begin gradually with a sore throat, that usually goes away after a day or two, and runny or stuffy nose, along with sneezing. It’s a rare symptom to have Fever or Headache in adults, but a slight fever is possible. Meanwhile there might be cough but it’s usually mild to moderate by the fourth and fifth days since the symptoms starts.
Flu Symptoms are usually more severe than Cold Symptoms and they usually strikes pretty quickly. The most usual symptom of Flu is the high fever that lasts 3 to 5 days. With Flu you will usually experience exhaustion, fatigue and weakness, and sometimes sneezing.
Still unsure if you have a Flu or a Cold? Take a temperature test as many experts say. Flu and Cold has sore throat, Cough, stuffy nose symptoms in common, but high fever is a rare a common Cold Symptom.