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Whats The Difference Between A Cold Vs The Flu  
User currently offlineM&m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

Or are they the same thing?

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User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

No, they're not.

Flu is caused by a virus, while a cold is... a cold, that's all.


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

and so, 707cmf, a cold is not your body reacting to a virus other than the flu  Nuts ?

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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2329 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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User currently offlineQb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Read this pdf.

Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2322 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.....................
User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3841 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2304 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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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2297 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?
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