[Sick Battle] Cold VERSUS Swine Flu

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

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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?

Easy.

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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