Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cold or Flu - (getting another one)

Ever wonder if you have a cold or Flu?
Colds and the Flu
How can I tell if I have a cold or the flu?
Read this bit read this from FamilyDoctor.org
Although the common cold and the flu share many similar symptoms, they are two different conditions.

The symptoms of a cold develop slowly and can include:

* Fever up to 102 degrees
* Runny or stuffy nose (often with green or yellow-colored discharge)
* Sore throat
* Cough
* Sneezing
* Fatigue and muscle aches
* Headache
* Watery eyes

Cold symptoms are generally more mild than flu symptoms.

Flu symptoms usually appear very suddenly and can include:

* Fever over 102 degrees
* Stuffy nose
* Nausea
* Chills and sweats
* Fatigue and muscle aches, especially in your back, arms and legs
* Cough
* Headache
* Loss of appetite

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Less than a month and I've gotten another cold!

3 comments:

Ellira said...

Ugh I feel for you as I cling to my box of tissues. Get well soon!

Lisa said...

Thanks Ellira! I hope you have Puffs! They really do soften the blow!

Thanks for visiting - do you have blog?

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