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Is it a COLD or FLU?
Sometimes it is hard to tell. The National Institutes of Health has put together a simple chart to help you identify the difference between these two upper respiratory conditions. FOR MORE INFO… check out the CDC
|Fever||Rare||Usual: high (100F to 102F) occasionally higher, especially in young children); lasts 3 to 4 days|
|General Aches and Pains||Usual||Often severe|
|Fatigue or weakness||Sometimes||Usual; can last up to 2 to 3 weeks|
|Exhaustion||Never||Usual; at the beginning of the illness|
|Chest Discomfort||Cough Mild to moderate; hacking cough||Common; can become severe|
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you experience a severe cold or flu, please consult with your healthcare provider to rule out more serious concerns.