Suffering with either a cold or the flu isn't much fun. But before we can help relieve your symptoms, it's important to find out more information about colds and flu. Below are some useful pointers.Cold symptoms usually begin with a sore throat, which usually goes away after a day or two. Nasal symptoms, runny nose and congestion can follow, as can a cough by the fourth and fifth days. Other symptoms of colds include:
A cold is considered to be a mild infection, affecting the nose, throat and sinuses. It is a very common health condition, affecting adults two to four times a year. Children tend to suffer from colds more often than adults as their immune system tends to be less developed. Women tend to have more colds than men because they are more likely to have closer contact with children.
Flu symptoms are usually more troublesome than cold symptoms and come on quickly. Symptoms of flu (including swine flu) include sore throat, fever, headache, muscle aches and soreness, congestion and cough.
Talk to your pharmacist about the range of over the counter products available to relieve the symptoms of cold and flu.