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Here's How to Tell if You Have a Cold or the Flu

5 days ago   |   By Time

Your nose is dripping like a leaky faucet, your throat is sore and you can't stop sneezing. You don't have a fever, but you feel wiped out-like you could curl up on the floor and fall asleep. Do you have a cold or the flu?
If you guessed cold , you're probably right. But experts say that differentiating the common cold from the flu can be trickier than most people assume.
“There is huge overlap among non-influenza viruses and the symptoms produced by influenza and other bugs,” says Dr. Bruce Barrett, a professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Wisconsin. While...
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