Is it the flu?  Flu Symptoms vs Cold

Ever experience muscle aches, fever, or extreme exhaustion but can’t figure out if you’re actually sick?  Monitoring the onset and severity of symptoms can be the first step in diagnosing what the issue is.  Make sure you educate yourself – learning more about the difference between flu symptoms vs cold symptoms can help you avoid sickness and ensure that it doesn’t disrupt your daily routine.

This list is by no means exhaustive, and we recommend that you visit a doctor if you have any of the following symptoms.  For immediate relief and recover, please don’t hesitate to pay us a visit!  We can help get you on the path to recover and make you feel better before you leave our clinic.

This chart will help you sort out all of the different symptoms for the flu and cold:

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

FLU

COLD

Onset

Sudden

Gradual

Fever

Characteristic, high (over 101ºF); lasting 3 to 4 days

Rare

Cough

Dry; can become severe

Hacking

Headache

Prominent

Rare

Myalgia (muscle aches and pains)

Usual; often severe

Slight

Tiredness and weakness

Can last up to 2 to 3 weeks

Very mild

Extreme exhaustion

Early and prominent

Never

Chest discomfort

Common

Mild to moderate

Stuffy nose

Sometimes

Common

Sneezing

Sometimes

Usual

Sore throat

Sometimes

Common