Cold: It’s all in the nose
A cold will often begin 1 to 5 days after being exposed to a virus or bacteria. Symptoms will mainly stay in the nose giving a runny, stuffy nose, and sneezing symptoms. Some colds will bring on a fever.
Flu: You are sick all over
Flu will begin abruptly with hardly any notice. Generally, a high fever will be the first sign following a flushed face, body aches and lack of energy. After a few days, symptoms may travel down the respiratory system creating sore throats, coughs and bronchitis.
The next few posts I will discuss a few options to prevent and treat so stayed tuned!
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