Know The Difference Between Cold And Flu Symptoms

12 Questions | Total Attempts: 58

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Influenza Quizzes & Trivia

Is it a cold? Or the flu? How do you know? A doctor friend of mine sent this out in a paper form. I converted it to an online quiz. I hope it helps.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Do you have a fever?
    • A. 

      Fever is common with colds

    • B. 

      Fever is common with the flu

    • C. 

      Both flu and colds produce a fever

  • 2. 
    Do you have a hacking, productive cough (mucus-producing)
    • A. 

      Hacking cough is common with both flu and colds

    • B. 

      Hacking cough is common with the flu

    • C. 

      Hacking cough is common in colds

  • 3. 
    Do you have body pain?
    • A. 

      Colds rarely produce severe aches

    • B. 

      The flu rarely produces sever aches

    • C. 

      Both the flu and colds produce severe aches

  • 4. 
    Stuffy nose is not common with the flu
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Do you have chills?
    • A. 

      Chills are associated with both colds and flu

    • B. 

      Chills are uncommon with a cold

    • C. 

      Chills are uncommon with the flu

  • 6. 
    Do you feel very tired?
    • A. 

      Tiredness is slight when you have a cold

    • B. 

      Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu

    • C. 

      Neither the flu nor colds make you tired

  • 7. 
    Are you sneezing?
    • A. 

      Sneezing is uncommon with the flu

    • B. 

      Sneezing is uncommon with a cold

    • C. 

      Sneezing is uncommon with both a cold and the flu

  • 8. 
    Did you symptoms develop slowly?
    • A. 

      Colds come on gradually

    • B. 

      The flu has a gradual onset

    • C. 

      Both colds and flu onset gradually

  • 9. 
    Do your symptoms include a headache?
    • A. 

      Headache is common with the flu

    • B. 

      Headache is common with colds

    • C. 

      Headache is common with colds and with flu

  • 10. 
    Do you have a sore throat?
    • A. 

      Sore throats are a symptom of colds

    • B. 

      Sore throats are a symptom of the flu

    • C. 

      Sore throats are not associated with either

  • 11. 
    Do you have chest discomfort?
    • A. 

      Severe chest discomfort is common with a cold

    • B. 

      Severe chest discomfort is common with the flu

  • 12. 
    Is this quiz a substitute for medical advice?
    • A. 

      No, it's just a quiz

    • B. 

      You should always consult your doctor

    • C. 

      This quiz is just for fun, please see your doctor for actual medical advice

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