You feel lousy. Your head is stuffed up. Your nose is running.
Everyone at work is talking about the flu...but you're not sure what you have. This chart might help:
|SYMPTOMS||IT COULD BE FLU||IT'S A COLD|
|Cough||Dry, can be severe||Hacking, mild|
|Exhaustion||Extreme, early onset||Never|
|Fever||Common, lasts 3-4 days||Rare|
|Onset||Sudden||Gradual, usually starts with sniffles|
|Muscle Aches and Pains||Usual, often severe||Slight|
|Tired, Weak||Can last two weeks||Mild|
If your symptoms get worse:
Remember, colds are just as contagious as the flu. Protect your family by covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Wash your hands often.