707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted
Tue Dec 9 2003 15:05:49 UTC (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1576 times:
No, they're not.
Flu is caused by a virus, while a cold is... a cold, that's all.
UTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted
Tue Dec 9 2003 15:08:11 UTC (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1571 times:
and so, 707cmf, a cold is not your body reacting to a virus
other than the flu ?
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Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted
Tue Dec 9 2003 15:24:21 UTC (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1560 times:
A cold gets on your nerves, runny nose, just an unpleasant nuisance, annoying at most, but a flu (a real flu, that is), well trust me on this one: you don't want to catch it, never ever!
and no, a cold does have nothing to do with a virus, except if it comes with the flu.
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Qb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted
Tue Dec 9 2003 16:00:03 UTC (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1557 times:
Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3077 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted
Tue Dec 9 2003 16:06:09 UTC (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1553 times:
A cold is like being hit with a wiffle ball bat.
The flu is like being hit with a sledgehammer. For about 2 weeks straight.
Ghosts appear and fade away.....................
Flyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted
Tue Dec 9 2003 18:23:16 UTC (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1535 times:
Once again, search google:
cold - a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs); "will they never find a cure for the common cold?"
flu - an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
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Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted
Tue Dec 9 2003 19:12:08 UTC (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1528 times:
So many people confuse a cold with flu. Last week I had flu - I know this because there is no way on earth a cold would keep me off work but this flu had me in bed for 6 days straight. Flu is very unpleasant (and is a big killer BTW) whilst a cold is annoying but relatively trivial.
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?