Is it a cold or the flu? Severity is a tell-tale sign

January 12, 2014 12:09 AM

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Is it a cold or the flu? Severity is a tell-tale sign

With flu season likely to peak in January or February, experts say fever and severity of symptoms are key to differentiating between influenza and the common cold.

Catching a cold — or even worse, the flu — is common this time of the year when close contact with others, busy schedules and stress make us even more susceptible to the many respiratory viruses circulating. But differentiating between a cold and influenza, at least initially, is not always easy.

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