Difference Between the Cold and the Flu

Cold Flu
Duration about one week three days to three weeks
Symptoms Sore throat, runny nose, congestion, cough Sore throat, fever, headache, muscle aches, congestion, cough
Possible Complications Sinus congestion, ear infection Pneumonia, bronchitis
Life Threatening Usually not Possibly
Virus responsible Hundreds of possible viruses, though usually Rhinovirus Influenza
Tratment Antihistamine and decongestant Prescription anti-viral medication


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