Is It a Cold or the Flu? (Infographic)

When you or your child wakes up with chills, aches, a runny nose, or a fever, sometimes it’s tricky to discern if it’s a cold or the flu. Proper treatment begins with understanding the symptoms that differentiate a cold from the flu. A cold is a mild respiratory illness that can keep you ill for a few days, while the flu is a virus that may last a few days to even weeks.

To learn more about cold and flu symptoms and how to proceed with treatment, refer to the infographic below.

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Sources: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/coldflu.htm

https://www.healthline.com/health/cold-flu/cold-or-flu#cold-prevention

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