Your nose is running, you’re all clogged up, and you just want to go to sleep. Generally, you’ll tell your friends, boss and any concerned parties that you’ve got the flu – but do you? There’s a lot of confusion around the differences and similarities between a cold and the flu, as they cause similar symptoms.
If you want a family of healthy kids and adults though, it’s important to know the difference as flu is generally more serious and can cause further complications. Here’s some information you can use to tell whether it’s a cold doing the rounds, or a more serious bout of the flu.