Cold vs. Flu

Main Difference

The main differences that exists between Cold and Flu is the presence of fever, aches, chills, tiredness, coughing, headache, and sneezing.

Cold vs. Flu — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Cold and Flu

Cold vs. Flu

Fever is mostly present in flu while in cold it is rare.

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Patient feels slightly aches in case of cold and feels usually severe aches in case of flu.

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Tiredness level is low in cold and in flu it can range from moderate to severe.

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In cold, symptoms appear gradually while in flu they can appear within 3 to 6 hours.

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Coughing is hacking and productive in case of cold while in case of flu it is dry and unproductive.

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Sneezing, stuffy nose, and sore throat are very common in case of cold while all these are uncommon in case of flu.

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Headache is uncommon in cold and very common in flu.

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No sign of vomiting or nausea in case of cold while in flu there may be nausea and vomiting in children but these are not common in adults.

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Influenza virus is the main virus that cause flu. Rhinoviruses are the main viruses that cause cold.

Coldadjective

(of a thing) Having a low temperature.

A cold wind whistled through the trees.

Flunoun

Influenza.

Coldadjective

(of the weather) Causing the air to be cold.

The forecast is that it will be very cold today.
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Flunoun

(informal) Stomach flu.

Coldadjective

(of a person or animal) Feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.

She was so cold she was shivering.

Flunoun

an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease

Coldadjective

Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.

She shot me a cold glance before turning her back.

Coldadjective

Dispassionate, not prejudiced or partisan, impartial.

Let's look at this tomorrow with a cold head.He's a nice guy, but the cold facts say we should fire him.The cold truth is that states rarely undertake military action unless their national interests are at stake.

Coldadjective

Completely unprepared; without introduction.

He was assigned cold calls for the first three months.

Coldadjective

Unconscious or deeply asleep; deprived of the metaphorical heat associated with life or consciousness.

I knocked him out cold.After one more beer he passed out cold.

Coldadjective

(usually with "have" or "know" transitively) Perfectly, exactly, completely; by heart.

Practice your music scales until you know them cold.Try both these maneuvers until you have them cold and can do them in the dark without thinking.Rehearse your lines until you have them down cold.Keep that list in front of you, or memorize it cold.

Coldadjective

(usually with "have" transitively) Cornered, done for.

With that receipt, we have them cold for fraud.Criminal interrogation. Initially they will dream up explanations faster than you could ever do so, but when they become fatigued, often they will acknowledge that you have them cold.

Coldadjective

(obsolete) Not pungent or acrid.

Coldadjective

(obsolete) Unexciting; dull; uninteresting.

Coldadjective

Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) only feebly; having lost its odour.

a cold scent

Coldadjective

(obsolete) Not sensitive; not acute.

Coldadjective

Distant; said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed. Compare warm and hot.

You're cold … getting warmer … hot! You've found it!

Coldadjective

(painting) Having a bluish effect; not warm in colour.

Coldadjective

(databases) Rarely used or accessed, and thus able to be relegated to slower storage.

Coldnoun

A condition of low temperature.

Come in, out of the cold.

Coldnoun

(medicine) A common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever.

I caught a miserable cold and had to stay home for a week.

Coldadverb

While at low temperature.

The steel was processed cold.

Coldadverb

Without preparation.

The speaker went in cold and floundered for a topic.

Coldadverb

With finality.

I knocked him out cold.

Coldadverb

In a cold, frank, or realistically honest manner.

Coldnoun

a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs);

will they never find a cure for the common cold?

Coldnoun

the absence of heat;

the coldness made our breath visiblecome in out of the coldcold is a vasoconstrictor

Coldnoun

the sensation produced by low temperatures;

he shivered from the coldthe cold helped clear his head

Coldadjective

used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration;

a cold climatea cold roomdinner has gotten coldcold fingersif you are cold, turn up the heata cold beer

Coldadjective

extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion;

a cold unfriendly noda cold and unaffectionate persona cold impersonal mannercold logicthe concert left me cold

Coldadjective

having lost freshness through passage of time;

a cold traildogs attempting to catch a cold scent

Coldadjective

(color) giving no sensation of warmth;

a cold bluish gray

Coldadjective

marked by errorless familiarity;

had her lines cold before rehearsals started

Coldadjective

no longer new; uninteresting;

cold (or stale) news

Coldadjective

so intense as to be almost uncontrollable;

cold fury gripped him

Coldadjective

sexually unresponsive;

was cold to his advancesa frigid woman

Coldadjective

without compunction or human feeling;

in cold bloodcold-blooded killinginsensate destruction

Coldadjective

feeling or showing no enthusiasm;

a cold audiencea cold response to the new play

Coldadjective

unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication;

the boxer was out coldpass out cold

Coldadjective

of a seeker; far from the object sought

Coldadjective

lacking the warmth of life;

cold in his grave

What is Cold?

Cold is a common infection of the nose and throat. This primarily affects the nose. Coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and fever are apparent symptoms of cold. It usually lasts to seven to ten days. However, some symptoms of cold lasts up to three weeks. Over 200 virus strains are the reason behind cold in which ‘rhinoviruses’ are the most common. Common cold mostly affects the nose than throat, and sinuses and sometimes affects both eyes as well via conjunctivitis. The basic reason behind cold is the resistant response to the infection instead of tissue destruction by the viruses themselves.

Wha is Flu?

Flu is also a common but serious kind of infection of the upper body. It is caused by ‘influenza virus’. It can be range from mild to severe. High fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, and feeling fatigue are common symptoms of flu. These symptoms exposed after two days of exposure of virus and mostly last than a week. However, cough may last for over two weeks. There may be nausea and vomiting in children but these are not common in adults. Flu can be occur because of previous bad health such as heart failure or asthma. Flu virus is usually spread through air or if a person touch any surface infected by virus and then touch his mouth or eyes.