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Is it a Cold or the Flu?

It’s that time of year again – flu season. Both colds and the flu are viral illness that may have overlapping symptoms, but there are some key differences:

Cold

  • Symptoms that build over 48 hours
  • Runny nose, watery eyes
  • Stuffy nose and congestion
  • Sneezing and coughing
  • Symptoms may last 3-10 days

Flu

  • Fast onset of symptoms (especially fever and chills)
  • Fever and chills
  • Body aches and pains
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Symptoms may last 7-14 days and may linger for up to 3 weeks

Cold or Flu? Take this quiz to find out: https://symptoms.webmd.com/cold-flu-map/rm-quiz-difference-cold-flu

At Kentuckiana Ear, Nose and Throat, we want you to be in the know.