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Is it a cold or the flu?

Check the symptoms on our chart

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Signs and symptoms Influenza Cold
Symptom onset Abrupt Gradual
Fever Usually; lasts 3-4 days Rare
Aches Usually; often severe Slight
Chills Fairly common Uncommon
Fatigue, weakness Usual Sometimes
Sneezing Sometimes Common
Stuffy nose Sometimes Common
Sore throat Sometimes Common
Chest discomfort, cough Common; can be severe Mild to moderate; hacking cough
Headache Common Rare


Think someone has the flu?

Norton Healthcare has you covered with three convenient ways to get the care you need:

Norton eCare video visit.

13 Norton Immediate Care Center locations featuring online appointment scheduling to cut down on your wait time

Norton Children’s Medical Associates. Make an appointment at the location most convenient to you

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