Flu vs Cold
Almost 40 thousand people in USA every year die from complications entailed with flu. What are your symptoms like: flu vs cold? You need to differ flu and usual cold to get proper treatment and preclude flu-related hospitalization.
Some symptoms of flu and cold like sore throat and cough, sniffles and sneezing, muscle and head aches are much the same and are notable only for their extent. So it may be difficult to understand if these symptoms are enough severe to testify about having a flu.
The best and vivid factor in flu revelation is orderly temperature measuring. You must have "common cold" if it is lower then 102 degrees. But if you meet a 102-degrees fever you are likely to have real flu.
You are still hesitating whether the time to visit your physician came? Swallow paracetamol and take a temperature again. If it goes down, there are no reasons for trouble. In case of flu paracetamol does not relive from high temperature.
In any case you should better stay at your bed, drink worm fluids and take ibuprofen for fever and pain relieve.
You should also remember some easy ways to avoid flu:
- wash your hands
- reduce your social activity
- wear a face or procedure mask
- change procedure masks every four hours of usage