Every year during cold and flu season patients are faced with trying to determine if they have influenza or a common cold.
This video helps distinguish a few of those features.
1)Fever –Typically > 101
Other subtle findings that can help decide flu vs no flu:
3)Rapid heart rate (Typically > 100)
Typically less severe, fevers/body aches minimal
As always get checked out.
Flu tests are not perfect. Just because a test is negative doesn’t mean one doesn’t 100% have the flu
Flu shots are not 100% effective at preventing Influenza
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W Curtis, MD