When you have either a cold or the flu, you're likely to have a stuffy nose, fatigue, and a cough. But colds have certain symptoms that the flu typically doesn't, and vice versa. One key difference is fever: You may have a low-grade fever with a cold (below 102 degrees Fahrenheit), but higher fevers tend to go along with the flu. The flu is also likely to cause chills and sweats, nausea, severe body aches, and loss of appetite, none of which happen with the common cold.
- Q Why are antibiotics not used to treat colds and flu?
- Q What are natural treatments for cold and flu?
- Q How can I tell whether I have a cold or the flu?
- Q How can I reduce my risk for infections in the winter?
- Q Why are colds and flu more common in winter?
- Q How true is it that going out in the cold will make me sick?