Cold vs. Flu: What Are the Differences?

This article was originally published on on 01/10/2019.

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Kenneth Antons, MD, Kaiser Permanente internal medicine physician in San Diego, describes the difference between cold and flu—colds come on gradually, and the flu is sudden. He recommends plenty of liquids, rest, over-the-counter medicine, and calling a doctor if necessary. To prevent getting sick, he says get a flu shot and wash your hands frequently.

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