- If you’re sniffling and sneezing and trying to find out whether you have a cold or something more serious like the flu check this out.
- Timing is important. November thru March is usually deemed the flu season. The cold season usually happens in early Spring and fall when kids are just returning to school.
- Experts agree that a lot of the symptoms are the same between a cold virus or the flu, but there are some differences.
- Colds usually take a few days to build up while the flu usually strikes you right away. C
- Colds typically last 3-5 days and the flu usually lasts 1-2 weeks.
- Sore throats, runny noses, and head congestion tend to be more cold symptoms while headaches, body aches, and dry coughs usually point to the flu.
- The most important distinction is that one is deadly. The flu kills 35,000 Americans each year so make sure you wash your hands.
- What is your go-to home remedy for a cold or flu?