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10 Flu Myths - Harvard Health


MYTH: The flu is just a bad cold. Influenza may cause bad cold symptoms, like sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, hoarseness, and cough. But in the United ...

Flu or Cold? Know the Differences - WebMD


A cold is a milder respiratory illness than the flu. While cold symptoms can make you feel bad for a few days, flu symptoms can make you feel quite ill for a few ...

Misconceptions about Seasonal Flu and Flu Vaccines | Seasonal ...


Sep 8, 2015 ... CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for just about everyone 6 months ... are associated with the common cold, cause symptoms similar to flu, ...

6 Signs It's More Than a Cold - Cold and Flu Center - Everyday Health


Nov 20, 2013 ... Learn the difference between a common cold and a more serious illness. ... "Most serious illnesses originally [start out] as colds," noted David .... provided for educational purposes only and is not to be used for medical advice, ...

Difference Between Cold and Flu: Common Cold vs Flu - Healthline


Mar 23, 2015 ... It's not always easy to determine if you have a cold or the flu, but ... may be why colds are more common during the fall and winter months.

Do I have a cold or the flu? | Go Ask Alice!


Jul 30, 2015 ... My mom told me I have the flu and should go to a doctor to get medicine to treat it. But I think it's just a wicked bad cold. Can you tell me the ...

Do You Have A Cold…Or The Flu? | Prevention


The influenza virus causes the flu, and since just a few variants of the virus exist, ... E. Neil Schachter, MD, author of The Good Doctor's Guide to Colds and Flu.

Is It a Cold or the Flu? - KidsHealth


Flu vs. Colds: A Guide to Symptoms. Questions, Flu, Cold. Was the onset of illness ... But don't be too quick to brush off your child's illness as just another cold .

12 Cold & Flu Myths - Parents


As cold and flu season wears on, it's pretty likely you or someone in your family ..... Why it's not true: Most people know by now that only a cold virus causes a cold. ... Adults and older children with colds generally have a low fever or no fever.

It's a Cold. It's the Flu. No, It's Much Worse - ABC News


Oct 17, 2008 ... Children, for example, tend to have about eight colds or flu viruses each ... Getting a chest X-ray is the only sure way to diagnose pneumonia.

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Flu Quiz: What's Fact and What's Fiction? - WebMD


Jan 28, 2015 ... Quiz: Flu Myths and Facts. Can the Flu Shot Give You the Flu? ... Quiz: Do You Fall For Old Flu Myths? 1 of 12 .... Myths and Facts About Colds.

Is it flu or just a cold? Diagnosis can be difficult - USA Today


Jan 11, 2013 ... Doctors say if it's flu -- real influenza, not just what everyone calls "the flu" ... Symptoms of colds and flu are enough alike that diagnosis is tricky, ...

10 myths about flu - Live Well - NHS Choices


1. Having flu is just like having a heavy cold. A bad bout of flu is much worse than a heavy cold. Flu symptoms come on suddenly and sometimes severely.