(WJBK) -- Is it a cold? Or is it the flu? How do you know which symptoms raise the red flag?
Take a look at the chart below courtesy of Henry Ford Health Systems to see if your symptoms reveal the flu or a common cold.
|Fever||Common 37.7 C to 40.0 C (100 F to 104 F||Uncommon or only 0.5 C (1 F) increase|
|Muscle Pain/Ache||Severe, common||Uncommon|
|Joint Pain||Severe, common||Uncommon|
|Headache||Severe, common||Mild, uncommon|
|Cough (dry)||Common, severe||Mild to moderate|
|Malaise (general discomfort)||Severe||Mild|
|Fatigue/Weakness||More common than with the common cold, last 2-3 weeks||Very mild, short lasting|
|Chest Discomfort||Common, severe||Mild to moderate|
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