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Know the Difference between Cold and H1N1 Flu Symptoms



Symptom


Cold

H1N1 Flu


Fever


Fever is rare with a cold. 


Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of
all flu cases. A temperature of 100°F or higher
for 3 to 4 days is associated with the
flu. 


Coughing

A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is
often present with a cold. 

A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is
usually present with the flu (sometimes referred
to as dry cough). 

Aches

Slight body aches and pains can be part of a COld. 

Severe aches and pains are common with the flu. 


Stuffy Nose

Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and
typically resolves spontaneously within a
week. 

Stuffy
nose is not commonly present with the
flu. 

Chills

Chills are uncommon with a cold. 

60% of people who have the flu experience
chills. 

Tiredness

Tiredness is fairly mild with a
cold. 

Tiredness is moderate to severe with the
flu. 


Sneezing

Sneezing is commonly present with a
cold. 

Sneezing is not common with the flu. 

Sudden Symptoms

Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few
days. 

The flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu
hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high
fever, aches and
pains. 

Headache

A headache is fairly uncommon with a
cold. 

A headache is very common with the flu, present in 80% of flu
cases. 

Sore Throat

Sore throat is commonly present with a
cold. 

Sore throat is not commonly present with the
flu. 

Chest Discomfort

Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a
cold. 

Chest discomfort is often severe with the flu. 


The only way to stop the spread of the epidemic is to spread the awareness.
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