Flu or Cold?
What's the difference between the flu and a simple cold?
Flu or cold... which is it?
The flu usually lasts longer than a cold. Its symptoms appear suddenly and are different: headache, muscle pain, dry cough and extreme fatigue.
Cold symptoms appear in the neck and throat. Colds occur mostly in the fall, winter and spring whereas the flu season is generally between January and March.
How to avoid cathing the flu or a cold?
Viruses are primarily transmitted by hand-to-nose or hand-to-eye contact or by touching an object recently infected by another person. Flu or cold... the natural effective prescription is the same: you must wash your hands frequently and not touch your face. Furthermore, there is a flu vaccine (for those in favour of the vaccine). Talk to your doctor to find out if you are eligible to receive it. Fall is the best time to get vaccinated against the flu. Is it for you or not? That is for you to decide.
For effective relief...
Since either flu or cold is caused by a virus, antibiotics are ineffective since they only act on bacteria.
Grandma's natural remedy
Either for flu or cold, I find that steaming your face really helps to open up your sinuses. This is also a relief to regular chest congestion as well as mild to medium coughing.