TITLE

Distinguishing Colds From Flu

PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
Scholastic Parent & Child;Feb/Mar2004, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
While colds and flu's are both caused by viruses and both are treated with plenty of fluids, rest and analgesics, the severity of symptoms differs. Flu's can be serious. Flu needs to be monitored more carefully. Fever during cold can be as high as 102 degrees in infants and young children. Fever in flu usually increases to 104 degrees and lasts up to four days. When a child is suffering from cold, muscle aches rarely occurs and there is mild weakness. When a child is suffering from flu, muscle aches are often very severe with extreme weakness.
ACCESSION #
12121315

 

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