A Cold Vs The Flu

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Can you tell the difference between the symptoms of the flu and the common cold?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    True or False, if you have the flu you will normally experience a fever of 100oF or more for 3 to 4 days.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If you have the flu, it is likely that you will experience a fever of 100oF or higher for a duration of 3 to 4 days. This is a common symptom of the flu, along with other symptoms such as body aches, fatigue, and coughing. However, it is important to note that not everyone with the flu will experience the exact same symptoms or duration of fever. Some individuals may have a milder case of the flu with a lower fever or a shorter duration of symptoms.

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  • 2. 

    What kind of cough usually accompanies the flu?

    • A.

      A hacking, productive (mucus producing) cough.

    • B.

      A non-productive (non-mucus producing) dry cough.

    Correct Answer
    B. A non-productive (non-mucus producing) dry cough.
    Explanation
    A non-productive (non-mucus producing) dry cough usually accompanies the flu. This means that the cough does not produce any mucus and is not accompanied by phlegm or sputum. This type of cough is often irritating and can cause discomfort in the throat. It is a common symptom of the flu and can be persistent throughout the illness.

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  • 3. 

    True or False, when you have the flu you will usually experience only slight body aches and pains.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When you have the flu, you will typically experience more than just slight body aches and pains. The flu is a viral infection that affects the respiratory system and can cause symptoms such as high fever, fatigue, cough, sore throat, headache, and severe body aches. These symptoms can be quite debilitating and can last for several days or even weeks. Therefore, the statement that you will usually experience only slight body aches and pains when you have the flu is false.

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  • 4. 

    When you have the flu do you generally get a stuffy nose?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    When you have the flu, you may experience symptoms such as fever, body aches, fatigue, cough, sore throat, and headache. While it is common to have a runny or stuffy nose with a cold, it is less common with the flu. Therefore, the correct answer is "No."

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  • 5. 

    When it comes to the flu, which statement about the chills is true?

    • A.

      60% of people experience chills.

    • B.

      Chills are uncommon.

    Correct Answer
    A. 60% of people experience chills.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 60% of people experience chills. This means that a majority of people who have the flu will experience chills as a symptom. It is a common symptom of the flu and is often accompanied by fever and body aches. Chills occur when the body tries to raise its temperature to fight off the virus.

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  • 6. 

    True or False, when you have the flu you normally feel run down and tired?

    • A.

      True. Tiredness can be moderate to severe.

    • B.

      False. Tiredness is usually farily mild.

    Correct Answer
    A. True. Tiredness can be moderate to severe.
    Explanation
    When a person has the flu, it is common for them to feel run down and tired. This is because the flu is a viral infection that affects the entire body, causing symptoms such as fatigue and weakness. The severity of tiredness can vary from moderate to severe depending on the individual and the specific strain of the flu virus. Therefore, the statement "True. Tiredness can be moderate to severe" accurately reflects the typical experience of feeling run down and tired when having the flu.

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  • 7. 

    True or False, when you have the flu you normally sneeze frequently.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When you have the flu, you do not normally sneeze frequently. Sneezing is not a common symptom of the flu. Instead, symptoms of the flu typically include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, fatigue, and sometimes nasal congestion. Sneezing is more commonly associated with allergies or a common cold. Therefore, the statement "when you have the flu you normally sneeze frequently" is false.

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  • 8. 

    When you have the flu, how quickly can your symptoms set in?

    • A.

      Rapidly, within 3 to 6 hours.

    • B.

      Slowly, developing over a few days.

    Correct Answer
    A. Rapidly, within 3 to 6 hours.
    Explanation
    When you have the flu, your symptoms can set in rapidly within 3 to 6 hours. This means that you may start experiencing symptoms such as fever, body aches, cough, and fatigue within a few hours after being exposed to the flu virus. This quick onset of symptoms is characteristic of the flu and differentiates it from other illnesses that may have a slower development over a few days.

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  • 9. 

    When you have the flu, is it common to also get a headache?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    When a person has the flu, it is common to experience symptoms such as fever, body aches, fatigue, and headaches. Headaches are a common symptom of the flu because the virus causes inflammation and congestion in the nasal passages and sinuses, leading to pressure and pain in the head. Additionally, the flu can also cause dehydration, which can contribute to headaches. Therefore, it is common to get a headache when you have the flu.

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  • 10. 

    True or False, when you have the flu you are likely to get a sore throat.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When you have the flu, it is not likely that you will get a sore throat. The flu primarily affects the respiratory system, causing symptoms such as fever, cough, congestion, and body aches. While a sore throat can occur as a symptom of the flu in some cases, it is not a common or typical symptom. Sore throat is more commonly associated with other respiratory infections, such as the common cold or strep throat. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 11. 

    When it comes to the flu, which statement about chest discomfort is true?

    • A.

      Chest discomfort can often be severe.

    • B.

      Chest discomfort is usually mild.

    Correct Answer
    A. Chest discomfort can often be severe.
    Explanation
    Chest discomfort during the flu can often be severe. This is because the flu can cause inflammation in the respiratory system, leading to symptoms such as coughing, congestion, and chest pain. In some cases, the chest discomfort may be accompanied by difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. It is important to seek medical attention if the chest discomfort is severe or if it persists for an extended period of time.

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