Cold VS Flu Symptoms

Your child’s suffering. Is it a cold or the flu? Learn the similarities—and differences.

Colds and flu are alike in many ways, but certain things are more common in one than the other. With a cold or flu, severity and duration of symptoms may vary by individual. Most people get a cold several times each year, and the flu only once every few years.

Determine if your child has a cold or flu by checking their symptoms:

Symptoms

Cold

Flu

Fever

Rare

Common

Headache

Rare

Common

General aches, pain

Slight

Severe

Fatigue, weakness

Sometimes

Common

Exhaustion

Never

Common

Stuffy nose/ nasal congestion

Common

Sometimes

Sneezing

Common

Sometimes

Sore throat

Common

Sometimes

Chest discomfort

Sometimes

Common

Cough

Common

Common

Children’s Advil Cold & Flu Multi-symptom relieves stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat pain and headache.