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. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Swine Flu (H1N1/09), The Difference Between
What are the differences between influenza A and seasonal flu?
Influenza A is a broader category than "seasonal flu" when talking about kinds of influenza viruses. Some types of the seasonal flu are Influenza Type A viruses (others that humans can get are Type B or Type C). When the "seasonal flu" is referred to, it is in reference to the most common strains of flu that are circulating around the world at the current flu season time of year (fall and winter), or are expected by epidemiologists' studies to be the...
Asked in Swine Flu (H1N1/09)
In winter is Swine Flu worse?
Yes, all influenza viruses have proven to be more active and spread more in the colder weather starting in the fall. This is the period we refer to as the "flu season" and the reason most flu cases are called "seasonal flu". It is expected that in the coming fall in North America there will be a resurgence of the Novel H1N1 virus which will be spreading in the Southern Hemisphere during their flu season in the meantime. ...
If you had almost every symptom of the Swine Flu and it ended in ten days did you have it?
The symptoms of swine flu are the same as other more common flu strains. There is no way of knowing if your flu was the swine flu without laboratory testing. ...
Asked in Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases
Can a person have the flu without any fevers?
Yes. Fever is a common sign of the flu but not everyone and not every flu virus is the same when it comes to symptoms of the flu. See the related question about the symptoms of the flu for more information. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases
What are the common flu symptoms and how to prevent the flu?
Common flu symptoms can include cold-like symptoms of coughing and sneezing to fevers and sluggishness. A good way of trying to avoid getting the flu is washing your hands after touching possibly contaminated surfaces so that it doesn't spread. ...