Cold and flu. Are they same or different?

Aug 27, 2013
Yes and no. The common cold and flu, both are contagious viral infections. The major difference in them is severity of symptoms. Cold makes you down and sloppy but flu (short for influenza) is much severe and even getting out of the bed seems like a huge task. Cold, being a self limiting disease, gets over in couple of days, wherein flu will take longer to completely go away and can lead to other diseases like pneumonia.

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