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Head Lice Myths Versus Facts #1

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Fever is rare with a cold. Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the flu.


A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold. A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough).


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

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.


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


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


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

Sudden Symptoms

Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days. The flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.


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

Sore Throat

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

Chest Discomfort

Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold. Chest discomfort is often severe with the flu.


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