• A cold is simply a minor respiratory ailment and not very infectious. A flu on the other hand can be life threatening to the individual and the people around, if certain strains are left untreated.
  • The flu is worse than a cold in terms of intensity and symptom distress.
  • Fever is the main difference in symptoms. A cold is also contagious, but usually passes in 3 days. They don't have a treatment for cold. They just treat the symptoms because there are over 200 different cold viruses. And most otc meds are a waste of money. I hope you get to feeling better soon.
  • Flu, short for influenza, is a class of viruses that cause high fever, chills, respiratory and digestive distress, and can lead to pneumonia. The cold is a larger group of rhinovirus, adenovirus, coronavirus, and other classes, that typically cause milder respiratory symptomsand often low grade fever.

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