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Colds & Flu

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Colds & Flu
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A cold and the flu (also called influenza) are alike in many ways. But the flu can sometimes lead to more serious problems, such as pneumonia. Here's how to distinguish between them, along with tips on prevention and treatment.

Symptoms

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, muscle aches
    * Headache
    * Watery eyes

Flu symptoms usually appear 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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