Every year, people die from complications associated with catching the flu. The flu is not ‘just a bad cold’. Even though the flu and a cold do share some of the same symptoms, both are caused by a different virus.
The common cold will develop over one or two days and is most contagious in those early stage when you experience the sore throat and runny nose. Generally a person will begin to start feeling better after 4 or 5 days.
On the other hand the flu can take effect much quicker in the body and symptoms will appear anything from 1 to 3 days after infection. You will certainly feel alot more tired after the flu.
Symptoms of flu and cold
Tiredness, fever and pains and aches in your bones are a common symptom of the flu, whereas the cold will cause more nasal problems.
Further symptoms of both:
- High temperature
- Sore throat
- Runny or blocked nose
- Loss of both taste and smell
- Aches and pains in the muscle
- Cough and sneezing
Everyone in an at-risk group is eligible for a FREE flu vaccination. Contact us today to book your appointment