Monday, October 27, 2008

fluFACTS.com


How to Tell the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu
The cold and flu are both respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different types of viruses. Flu symptoms usually come on quickly (within 3-6 hours) and consist of a fever, body aches, dry cough, and extreme tiredness. Cold symptoms are less severe and people experience a stuffy nose, productive cough, slight tiredness, and limited body aches.


Is it a Cold or the Flu?
Whether you need to know the answer now or you’re looking into it for future purposes, we can help. Use the interactive tool below as a quick reference to determine if what you have is just a cold — or if it’s the flu. Remember that if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, it is better to act fast and speak to your doctor within 12 to 48 hours. We’ve prepared a list of helpful questions to ask your doctor to help you make the most of your visit. To read more click here:

3 comments:

Denise said...

Thanks for such helpful information my friend. Please take care, I love you.

luvmy4sons said...

I would say normally it is obvious to tell the difference, but with all of your other health problems I can see why it would be more difficult for you to tell the difference. I am SO sorry you are feeling poorly.

Jesus,

Please touch our dear sister. We know that You are the God of all flesh. We know that You are our great physician. Please bring healing to our sister. comfort her during the process. Fill her mind and her spirit with thoughts of Your glory. May she keep her eyes on Your wonderful face while she waits for You. We know that You can do exceedingly, abundantly, more than we ask or imagine. Thank You for Your mercy and Your grace. Amen.

Melanie said...

So very sorry you are not feeling well. Take care and I hope you're better soon!