Asked in Cold and Flu
Would a head cold fall under the category of a common cold or the flu?
A head cold falls under the "common cold" category. Typically flu does not cause nasal congestion. ...
Can you have flu without a cold?
The common cold and the flu are caused by two different types of viruses so there really is no relationship between them or an illness you have from one or the other. You can have the flu without having had a common cold virus and vice versa. ...
How can you tell if what you have got is Swine Flu or just a common cold?
Most people can not tell if you have any symptoms of the common cold you should see your doctor to see if it is swine flu or not. ...
Asked in Cold and Flu
Why do you get common cold when you drink cold drinks?
That won't cause the flu unless you are drinking from the same glass someone with the flu used soon after they did. Cold weather and cold things do not cause the common cold, viruses do. See the related questions for more details. ...
Can you get a common cold from someone who has the flu?
Not typically since usually an otherwise healthy person has only one viral infection at a time. The common cold and the flu are caused by different types of viruses. ...
Asked in Health, Cold and Flu
Is cold related to flu?
If you are asking about a relationship between the common cold and influenza, there is one: both the common cold and influenza are caused by viruses. Other than that relationship, and that they both affect the upper respiratory system, they are not otherwise related. If your question is asking if getting the flu is related to being cold or in the cold, then see the related questions in the related questions section for information about getting a cold or the flu from cold...
Asked in Symptoms
What are the symptoms of the onset of flu?
Some of the symptoms for the flu are the same as the common cold, but there are a few symptoms that you only get with the flu. The most common of these symptoms are a fever of 101 or higher, body and joint aches, and a headache. If you are experiencing these symptoms along with other cold like symptoms we recommend seeing your Dr. about the flu. ...
Can you get the flu from being in the cold?
No, the weather and temperature have nothing to do with getting an infection by a virus, like influenza or a common cold. See the related answers to explain why the flu has a season that is fall and winter when it is cold if it isn't because of the cold. See also the answer to the question can you catch a cold by being in the cold for more detail (the question and answer can apply to a cold or the...