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COMMON COLD AND FLU

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By NITIN KUNDALIA on 12/10/2014 10:40:24 AM |
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COMMON COLD AND FLU

Start of Cold or Flu

Suppose you are sitting at your home or office and start sneezing and coughing. Soon you realize that your throat has gone scratchy and body is aching. You think you have caught by cold. But, the next moment Flu comes in your mind. You are confused it is cold or flu. Until you differentiate it you can not go for right medication.

Are Cold and Flu Same

Cold and flu both are the contagious infections of respiratory tract. They also share some common symptoms. People sometimes take flu as severe cold. Is it so? Are they same ? Can they be treated as same? Not at all, they are absolutely different. They can be differentiated on the basis of their symptoms.

How to Differentiate Cold and Flu

Now you know that cold and flu are not same. You have an idea that cold differs from flu. But how it differs? How will you understand the difference? Effective encounter of these conditions will depend on the fact that you have identified them correctly. You are sure of what you are suffering from, cold or flu.

Difference between Cold and Flu

1. In cold symptoms appear gradually while they appear quickly in Flu.

2. Cold can be caused by more than 200 viruses while Flu is caused by majorly 2 sets of virus.

3. Fever is common and normally high in case of flu and it is uncommon in case of cold.

4. Runny nose, sneezing and sore throat are common in cold while uncommon in Flu.

5. In case of cold you feel mild tiredness, But in case of flu you feel severe weakness. In flu you may not even be able to work, you'll find yourself resting all the time.

6. Chest discomfort is severe in flu and mild in cold.

Once you have differentiated the symptoms and understood it is cold or flu you will be able to go for the correct medication and preventive measures.

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