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Flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. In general, flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms are more intense. Colds are usually milder than flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations. Flu can have very serious associated complications.
How can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu?
Because colds and flu share many symptoms, it can be difficult (or even impossible) to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. Special tests that usually must be done within the first few days of illness can tell if a person has the flu.
What are the symptoms of the flu versus the symptoms of a cold?
The symptoms of flu can include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue (tiredness). Cold symptoms are usually milder than the symptoms of flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems.
To learn more about influenza, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm.
Join Yoga Buzz and let’s hit the mat at Big River Running Company! Start your day with a 1-hour, all levels yoga practice (beginners welcomed!) inside the Big River West County location. After yoga, our friends at Big River will treat attendees to mimosas, light refreshments, and bites – plus a 10% shopping discount (redeemable only following the event). Saturdays are for friends and fun – grab a buddy and meet us there! Tickets are $10 and include yoga, mimosas, light refreshments, and bites (please bring valid ID – N/A option available).View More »
The goal of this program is to empower people living with diabetes to take charge of their health by providing the information and resources needed for a successful diabetes self management plan. To register, visit stlukes-stl.com. Questions? Call 314-542-4848. Classes are subject to change or fill quickly. Please visit our website for updates. Fee: FreeView More »