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No. Antibiotics do not help viral infections such as the cold or flu. Antibiotics are specifically for helping with treatment of bacterial infections or for preventing bacterial infections and do nothing to an inanimate virus.

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They are both viruses but the flu is typically more intense. The symptoms are similar but more severe with the flu.


Cold symptoms are usually less severe than flu symptoms and do not include fever, headache, and muscle aches that are associated with the flu.


If you are asking what is the difference between the two infections, they are caused by different viruses and have slightly different symptoms.The symptoms of the cold and flu can be hard to differentiate, sometimes not even possible without a specific laboratory test to determine which virus is causing your symptoms.The primary differences are:The flu usually causes a high fever and a cold doesn't cause a fever except in a rare circumstance.General aches and pains are usually present with both, but with flu they can be severe, while with a cold they are mild.You may feel very fatigued from the flu and this is unusual with a cold.Headaches are much more common with the flu than with a cold.The usual cold symptoms of stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and sore throat are only sometimes seen with the flu.A severe cough comes with the flu, but coughs are not as severe with a cold.


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The flu has moderate to severe muscle pain, there may be vomiting, high fever and fatigue. In the early stages it can be hard to tell the difference between a cold and the flu. But when the fever and fatigue set in, you know it is the flu.


If you can take them when not sick, you can take them with a cold or the flu. They will probably even help you fight the virus.


It can if the sore throat is caused by a bacterial infection. Antibiotics can help with strep throat and other bacterial sore throats, but most sore throats are caused by viruses like the cold and flu. Antibiotics do not help when the cause of the sore throat is a viral infection.


No. Azithromycin is an antibiotic. Antibiotics only work to kill or control growth of bacteria. The flu is not caused by bacteria, so antibiotics are ineffective to treat it. Influenza is caused by viruses.


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The advantage of getting a flu shot is it's suppose to help lessen your chances of getting the flu. If you end up getting the flu, the hope is that your symptoms are not severe and you recover quicker.


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If not treated, swine flu is fatal.


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yes , sometimes it can become very severe is you dont treat it right and if it gets to a very high tempature.


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Swine flu, a severe strain of the flu, or stomach flu. Boil water, put thin slices of ginger in and boil it with brown sugar for 3mins. Drink it while it is hot. Add a lot of ginger. That will help your immune system and blood circulation.


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Yes, however it is less likely, and if you do get the flu, your illness will usually be less severe.


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On Contac cold and flu's website you can find product listings, myths about the flu, tips for avoiding catching a cold or the flu, as well as some home remedies to help with flu symptoms. It also has coupons and promotions available.


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