[Sick Battle] Cold VERSUS Swine Flu

Sometimes, its difficult to diagnose yourself when your sick. Pineappleope.com is here to help.


When you wake up sneezing, coughing, and have that achy back, feverish, can’t move a muscle feeling, how do you know whether you have cold symptoms or the mythical swine flu?


Symptom: Fever
Fever is rare with a cold. Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases.

007[1]Symptom: 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 swine flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough).

Symptom: Aches
Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold. Severe aches and pains are common with the swine flu.

Symptom: 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.

Symptom: Chills
Chills are uncommon with a cold. 60% of people who have the flu experience chills.

Symptom: Tiredness
Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold. Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu.

Symptom: Sneezing
Sneezing is commonly present with a cold. Sneezing is not common with the flu.

Symptom: Headache
A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold. A headache is very common with the flu, present in 80% of flu cases.

Symptom: Sore Throat
Sore throat is commonly present with a cold. Sore throat is not commonly present with the flu.

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