How to tell if you have a cold or a flu

Here’s how to tell the difference:

1. FEVER

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.

3. SNEEZING

Sneezing is a symptom of a cold.

4. COUGHING

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.

6. HEADACHE

Both colds and flus often come with headaches, so check your other symptoms.

7. FATIGUE

Sudden and extreme exhaustion or sleepiness is a sign of the flu.

8. CHILLS

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.”

10. VACCINE

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.

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