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Flu vs. cold


With the flu running rampant, many people think they have the flu, but it might not be that bad.

Dr. Kelly McDonald is diagnosing the difference between the cold and the flu.

Flu symptoms cause sore throat, headache, nasal congestion, fatigue, muscle aches, fever and chills.

Cold symptoms include sore throat, nasal congestion, low grade fever, productive cough and less prominent headache.

The treatment is different for a cold versus the flu, so it is important to diagnose it correctly.

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    Dr. Kelly McDonald

    Kelly McDonald, M.D., received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed dual residencies in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She has practiced as a Primary Care physicianMore >>
    Rockwell Physicians of Salisbury
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