“Is it a cold or the flu?”
I am finding the question in a magazine I picked up at one of our local pharmacies.
I am learning also that the two illnesses can have very similar symptoms, but are caused by completely different viruses. A cold virus can affect the nose, the throat, sinuses, and the upper airways.
I am having a runny nose, a blocked nose, a sore throat, and I am sneezing, my head aches and I am tired.
Are these signs of the flu or the common cold?
I am reading also that the symptoms develop gradually and last for up to two weeks.
What is the diagnosis? “Have I got a cold or the flu?”
IT IS A COLD!
I am also told in the magazine that there is no cure for the common cold.