Monday, November 13, 2006

Cold or Flu

It can be difficult to differentiate between cold and flu symptoms. In general flu symptoms are much worse. Cold symptoms are like being in a fender bender. Flu symptoms are like being side swiped by a truck. This chart from Simecohealth summarizes these symptoms nicely.
See here for what to do for the cold and the flu. And of course don't forget the flu shot.


Anonymous said...

This is so funny because you are always speaking of something I was jjst experiencing or even going through recently, that could be creepy but I am pretty down to earth so naaaahhhhh. I just got my Flu shot the other day, I hope it doesn't make me sick....Later...Doc...

Dr. Taraneh Razavi said...

I wish I could say I was all seeing and all knowing, but it's just the experience that helps me know when to write about the different maladies. Eventhough it may feel like it sometimes, none of us go through these conditions alone.