Difference between Cold & Flu

Although the flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses, they are caused by different viruses. Because they have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell them apart. But generally cold symptoms are much milder than flu.

Common cold symptoms include:

  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy nose
  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Mild fever

The flu, on the other hand, often causes higher fever, chills, body ache, and fatigue.

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