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What is the difference between colds and the flu?

Jan 17th 2014 at 7:58 PM

In recent days become epidemic and from the children or elderly in the bed reduces flu continuous stirred cold and differences between flu may be curious about Hisser Intercontinental Hospital and Head and Neck Surgery Department Associate Specialist. Dr.. Stephan Alcan gave important information.

1 What is the difference between colds and the flu?
Both are diseases of the respiratory tract, but they are caused by different viruses. Flu nose, throat, bronchi, and probably infects the respiratory system including the lungs.
Colds only affect the upper respiratory tract.
Therefore, flu, fever, body aches, fatigue is more severe than the common cold like symptoms.

The main symptoms of the flu include fever, fatigue, body aches, chills, headache, sore throat, and cough. Will irritate the bronchial cough is not as dense.
The first 3-4 days are the worst days of the disease. 7-10, with the rest of the day passes.
However, you may feel tired for several weeks after illness. The first 24-72 hours of the flu becomes infectious. Therefore, even if the patient failed to notice the virus can infect other healthy people.

When you have the flu, please antipyretic medications without consulting your doctor or the use of antibiotics. Please do rest when ignited, so you can recover faster.
2 What is the best treatment for the flu? Do I need to take antibiotics?
Influenza a single "best" there is no treatment, but there are many ways you can reduce your symptoms

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