Ray of Light Acupuncture, P.C. NANA EFREM M.S. BOARD CERTIFIED LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST
Cold and flu
The common cold and the flu are both caused by viruses. Sore throat is usually an indication that you have contracted a cold. This is followed by nasal symptoms, such as runny nose, congestion, coughing, and sometimes even a fever. Several hundreds of different types of viruses may be responsible for causing these symptoms, which usually go away after about a week.
The flu is characterized by more severe symptoms than the common cold. These come on quicker, and include sore throat, fever, headache, muscle aches, congestion, and cough.