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Cold boy
Is it the flu or a cold

Symptoms Cold Flu
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Fever Rare Characteristic, high
(102-104°F); lasts 3-4 days
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Headache Rare Prominent
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General Aches, Pains Slight Usual; often severe
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Fatigue, Weakness Quite mild Can last up to 2-3 weeks
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Extreme Exhaustion Never Early and prominent
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Stuffy Nose Common Sometimes
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Sneezing Usual Sometimes
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Sore Throat Common Sometimes
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Chest Discomfort,
Cough
Mild to moderate;
hacking cough
Common; can become severe
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Complications Sinus congestion
or earache
Bronchitis, pneumonia;
can be life-threatening
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Prevention None Annual vaccination; amantadine
or rimantadine (antiviral drugs)
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treatment Only temporary
relief of symptoms
Amantadine or rimantadine within
24-48 hours after onset of symptoms
From NIAID

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