•      Nurse w/ child      Is It a Cold or the Flu???

     

    Symptoms         Cold                     Flu

     

    Fever               Occassionally        High 102-104 sudden onset

                                           

    Headache         Occassionally            Prominent

    General Aches   Slight                     Usual; often severe

                                               

    Fatigue and weakness    Mild        Extreme; can last 2-3 weeks

    Nose runny/stuffy         Common            Sometimes

    Chest discomfort    Mild/moderate       Common; can be severe

                                                   

    Cough                      Hacking               Common

    Sneezing                  Usual                   Sometimes

    Sore Throat              Common              Sometimes