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Whats The Difference Between A Cold Vs The Flu

Tue Dec 09, 2003 11:03 pm

Or are they the same thing?
 
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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.

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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 ?
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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.
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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.
 
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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.
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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
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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.
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