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