It's important to recognize the symptoms, but how can you tell if it's the flu or just a regular cold?
The symptoms of a cold include sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, mild cough, mild body aches, mild fatigue and a moderate fever.
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Flu symptoms include sore throat, headaches, chills, dehydration, severe body aches, extreme fatigue, hacking cough and a high fever.
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Prevention is the best medicine from getting sick, so here are some habits to stay healthy:
- Get a flu shot
- Wash your hands
- Take care of yourself
- Stay home if you're sick
Watch the video in the player above to learn more about the differences between a cold and a flu.