Cold, Flu, or COVID-19: How To Know the Difference
Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
As we continue to endure the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are struggling to identify the distinction between a COVID-19 infection and a cold or flu virus. Receiving a COVID-19 test is the best way to know for sure if you’ve been infected by the virus. Additionally, if you’re feeling unwell, talking to a medical professional can ensure that you receive the care that you need.
That said, it’s helpful to understand how COVID-19, the common cold, and the flu differ. Here, we’ll discuss the main differences between the symptoms of these viruses.
Colds Vs. COVID-19
The common cold causes symptoms that are less severe than both the flu and COVID-19. Additionally, unlike COVID-19, a cold usually doesn’t cause a headache or fever. (more…)