Here’s how to tell the difference:
If you’re temperature is above 100 degrees Farenheit (37 degrees celsius), you probably have the flu.
2. RUNNY NOSE
If your nose is stuffy and drippy, that’s more likely a cold.
Sneezing is a symptom of a cold.
Coughing could signal either a cold or the flu. “A dry unproductive cough means you have the flue, but a hacking, productive cough means you have a cold.”
5. SORE THROAT
A sore throat probably means you have a cold.
Both colds and flus often come with headaches, so check your other symptoms.
Sudden and extreme exhaustion or sleepiness is a sign of the flu.
Feeling unusually cold and can’t warm up easily? This might mean fever and the flu.
9. SORE BODY
It depends. “If your body aches are accompanied by a headache and chills, it’s a cold. But if your body aches are accompanied by fatigue, it could be the flu.”
Obviously if you’ve had your flu shot this year, it’s probably the old common cold.
For the full “How to Tell If You Have a Cold or the Flu” at foxnews.com, click here.