When you wake up achy, coughing, sneezy and overall feeling sick — how do you know whether you are experiencing cold symptoms or the flu?
For treatment purposes, it’s important to know the difference between the flu and the common cold! The symptoms can seem similar, — but with the right information you can easily tell them apart.
Here’s a quick comparison of symptoms to give you a better idea of the differences.
|Aches||Slight||Usually, often severe|
|Tiredness||Mild||Moderate to severe|
|Sudden Symptoms||Appear Gradually||Can appear within 3-6 hours|
|Coughing||Hacking, productive cough||Dry, unproductive cough|
|Chest Discomfort||Mild to moderate||Often severe|