Slideshow: Is It a Cold or Is It the Flu?
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff posted:
Cold vs. Flu: Does It Matter?

Cold? Flu? Over-the-counter drugs and chicken soup help both, right? Not so fast.

Learning whether it is a cold or flu is important because the flu can have serious complications such as pneumonia or even death. Treating flu within 48 hours of symptoms is best. Prescription antiviral drugs may cut the time you're sick.
We never touch people so lightly that we do not leave a trace. ~Peggy Tabor Millin
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