Compare the common cold and influenza.

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Jul 28th, 2015

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This are both infectious viral diseases affecting predominantly  the upper respiratory tract.

They however have a wide range of differences ranging from symptoms ,onset and severity as tabled below.



 Common cold
Influenza
 symptomssslow onset,confined to upper respiratory tract e.g sore throat
Rapid onset,e.g fever,chills, aches
 Fatigue
sometimes only
More usual,moderate to severe
 Achessometime
severe, all body
 Feversometime
severe
 Chillssometime
severe
 stuffy nose
 present sometime
 soar throat
 present sometime
 Treatment antihistamines antivirals


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