Guest

Whats The Difference Between A Cold Vs The Flu

Tue Dec 09, 2003 11:03 pm

Or are they the same thing?
 
707CMF
Posts: 4698
Joined: Thu Mar 14, 2002 5:39 pm

RE: Whats The Difference Between A Cold Vs The Flu

Tue Dec 09, 2003 11:05 pm

No, they're not.

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

707
 
UTA_flyinghigh
Posts: 6304
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2001 8:46 pm

RE: Whats The Difference Between A Cold Vs The Flu

Tue Dec 09, 2003 11:08 pm

and so, 707cmf, a cold is not your body reacting to a virus other than the flu  Nuts ?
UTA
Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
 
Andreas
Posts: 5880
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2001 7:56 pm

RE: Whats The Difference Between A Cold Vs The Flu

Tue Dec 09, 2003 11:24 pm

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.
I know it's only VfB but I like it!
 
Qb001
Posts: 1923
Joined: Fri Apr 28, 2000 12:42 am

RE: Whats The Difference Between A Cold Vs The Flu

Wed Dec 10, 2003 12:00 am

Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
 
4holer
Posts: 2733
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2002 1:47 am

RE: Whats The Difference Between A Cold Vs The Flu

Wed Dec 10, 2003 12:06 am

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
Posts: 3484
Joined: Fri May 10, 2002 11:43 am

RE: Whats The Difference Between A Cold Vs The Flu

Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:23 am

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
Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
 
ryanb741
Posts: 5058
Joined: Thu Mar 28, 2002 6:36 pm

RE: Whats The Difference Between A Cold Vs The Flu

Wed Dec 10, 2003 3:12 am

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?

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ha763 and 6 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos