Saturday, February 9, 2013
Stuffy nose, sore throat, muscle pain ... Is it a common cold or the more serious flu? Most people do not differentiate between the two diseases. In fact, it is better to know what you threw on the bed because the flu can be much more severe complications such as pneumonia and sometimes even lead to fatalities.
And colds and flu are viral diseases that have similar symptoms such as cough and sore throat. Cold is usually mild and issues of nasopharynx, while flu is usually more severe with symptoms that include sudden onset of fever, accompanied by pain in the joints and muscles. It is important to distinguish between the two and can be taken in time.
Cold & Flu Symptoms :
Cough - When the cough is dry cold and flu when it is dry, but it can be strengthened and appear secretions.
Sore throat - a cold sore throat are typical. In most cases, the disease begins with a very sore throat. Flu symptoms rarely occurs with a sore throat.
Fatigue - When a cold is rarely patient complaining of exhaustion while flu is one of the main symptoms. A man describes his condition "as a rag."
Temperature - In cold high temperature is not common. Influenza itself always begins with fever and lasts for several days. This is the reason for the exhaustion and fatigue, which the patient reported. Fever is the main flu symptom.
Sneezing and congestion - When the patient is often cold sneezes. His nose is stuffy and running. Rarely flu occurs with sneezing and congestion.
Fatigue - flu appears mild fatigue. Patient can recover in 3-4 days. In the general sense of the flu symptoms fatigue lasts much longer - up to 2-3 weeks.
Headache - When cold headache is not uncommon, while the flu it is one of the main symptoms. Headaches can be stretched for days.
Muscle pain - colds are often weak in the legs. In flu muscle aches are pronounced stronger. Sometimes patients are difficult to move. Muscle pain is a main flu symptoms.
Influenza usually occurs 1 to 3 days after contact with the sick. Begins suddenly, feels extremely tired. Common flu symptoms include sudden onset of fever and chills, cough, muscle aches, headache, fatigue and weakness.
Cold & Flu Prevention
Experts agree that in order to prevent colds and flu is good to strengthen your immune system before it is too late. Echinacea and black elderberries are one of the best adjuvants have proved their worth over the years. They help the immune system itself to deal with viruses, and to build a firewall against germs.
Публикувано от Anatoliy Simeonov в 8:32 AM