How to Tell the Difference between the Flu and the Common Cold

 Woman with the common coldThe winter holidays are for gathering with family and friends, but sometimes we exchange more than gifts and small talk during the festivities. Cold and flu viruses are usually present in impressive numbers at holiday functions, turning every guest into a potential host–of a viral infection. Sick is sick, and it’s never fun to be sick, but how can you tell the difference between the flu and the common cold when some of the symptoms are similar? We offer the interactive chart below to help you do just that.

Happy, Healthy Holidays!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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