Friday, October 30, 2009

Difference between Cold and H1N1 Flu Symptoms

Here is yet another Email with information about the H1N1 Swine Flu. This seems to have been lifted directly from a page on the website for the Flu drug, Tamiflu.

For more on the H1N1 Swine Flu,
please read this article!


Here is a comparison of the symptoms between H1N1 Flu and the Common Cold. Know the difference between a Cold and H1N1 Flu Symptoms.

Fever is rare with a cold.
Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the H1N1 flu.

A hacking, productive (mucus-producing) cough is often present with a cold.
A non-productive (non-mucus-producing) cough is usually present with the H1N1 flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough).

Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.
Severe aches and pains are common with the H1N1 flu.

*Stuffy Nose*
Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.
Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the H1N1 flu.

Chills are uncommon with a cold.
60% of people who have the H1N1 flu experience chills.

Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.
Tiredness is moderate to severe with the H1N1 flu.

Sneezing is commonly present with a cold.
Sneezing is not common with the H1N1 flu.

*Sudden Symptoms*
Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.
The H1N1 flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.

A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.
A headache is very common with the H1N1 flu, present in 80% of flu cases.

*Sore Throat*
Sore throat is commonly present with a cold.
Sore throat is not commonly present with the H1N1 flu.

*Chest Discomfort*
Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.
Chest discomfort is often severe with the H1N1 flu.

The only way to stop the spread of the epidemic is to spread the awareness.
Please pass this on to family and friends. Especially people with children.
Thank you.

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