Is This Flu, or Just a Cold?


Do you know how to tell the differences between
a flu or a cold? I’m Erin White and this is a dailyRx Feature. Cold and flu are both common, communicable
diseases, which mean they spread easily from person to person. Homes, workplaces, schools
and daycares are breeding grounds for infection. Symptoms of the flu – such as a high fever
over 100 degrees – hit suddenly. After the onset of fever, your face may get flushed
and you may get a headache. A cold is mostly restrained to your head, and includes symptoms
such as a stuffy and running nose, scratchy throat and sneezing. For treatment, get lots
of fluids and ask your doctor about over-the-counter medications such as pain and fever reducers.
For dailyRx TV, I’m Erin White.

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