Flu vs. cold

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - 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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