Symptoms of Cold and Flu

symptoms.jpgSymptoms of cold and flu are as under:


The virus multiplies in the soft, warm surfaces found in the nose, throat, sinuses, the windpipe (trachea) and the breathing tubes (the bronchi). Consequently, it is these areas where the symptoms usually occur. Typically, there is a blocked or runny nose, sneezing, sore throat and a cough. There may also be a fever, aching muscles and fatigue. The symptoms usually last for a week.


The symptoms are similar to colds but the muscle aching is usually more severe and the fatigue may last for a few weeks after the illness has cleared up. There is likely to be a fever and there may also be loss of appetite, nausea and sometimes vomiting and diarrhoea, especially in children.

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