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DianeHaught
Post subject: Cold & Flu: What's The Difference?  PostPosted: Sep 25, 2005 - 03:44 PM





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Cold & Flu: What's The Difference?



How to Tell a Cold from the Flu

Colds and Flu are each caused by a different virus that affects your upper respiratory tract (nose, sinuses, throat)-so they often produce similar symptoms. Use this guide to help determine which illness you may have. Pay most attention to your primary symptoms-the symptoms that are bothering you the most. You may have additional symptoms with either condition.

Cold

Gradual sore or irritated throat, building over 48 hours.
Runny Nose/Watery Eyes
Stuffy Nose/Congestion
Sneezing
Cough


Flu

Fast onset of symptoms, especially fever.

Fever and Chills
Body Aches
Fatigue or Weakness
Eye Muscle Pain
Cough (Dry)



Tips for Treating Colds


Cold Comfort

Believe it or not, it's possible to sneak through the season without getting the cold that everybody else has. Below are tips on how to do it. And just in case you still catch a cold, we've got tips for feeling better until the cold goes away.

Tips for Preventing Colds
Frequently disinfect surfaces in your home and office-especially things like phones and doorknobs that many people touch.
Wash your hands often.

Tips for Treating Colds
A cold has to run its course (usually around a week), but you can make yourself more comfortable while your body fights it off by getting plenty of rest, and drinking plenty of fluids.
Stay comfortable. Treat the symptoms that bother you most with Tylenol Cold & Flu.
A humidifier may help ease your congestion and throat discomfort.
To avoid spreading the illness, try to stay away from others if you can-and wash your hands frequently.



Tips for Treating Flu


It Comes Around Every Year

Flu season starts in the late fall-try these strategies to help you avoid getting sick. And if the flu gets you, we've got tips to help you get through it a little easier.

Tips for Preventing Flu

Frequently disinfect surfaces in your home and office-especially things like phones and doorknobs that many people touch.
Get a flu vaccine in the fall before flu season begins. This is especially important for people over 65, people with health problems like asthma or long-term diseases like HIV or heart disease.

Tips for Treating Flu

Get rest and drink fluids. Your body is working hard to fight the flu. Getting plenty of rest and drinking lots of fluids will help keep you comfortable and speed your recovery.
Stay comfortable. Treat the symptoms that bother you most with over-the-counter medicines like Tylenol Cold & Flu.
A humidifier may help ease your congestion and throat discomfort.
To avoid spreading the illness, try to stay away from others if you can, especially children and the elderly-and wash your hands frequently.






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Medical Information
It is not the intention of Raptor-Pack to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health and their diagnosed disorders. Specific medical advice will not be provided, and Raptor-Pack urges you to consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to your personal questions and specific medical advice



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