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Thread #148803 Message #3458737
Posted By: Jeri
29-Dec-12 - 12:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: Lingering Head Cold...
Subject: RE: BS: Lingering Head Cold...
As a general rule, if you don't have a fever of 101° or higher, it's not the flu. Another way to tell influenza from a cold is by throat swabs, but the swabs are used to predict trends for future vaccines, not for patient treatmenet.
Around my neck of the woods (including my own neck), there's a particularly nasty type of cold going around. I'm guessing it's going around elsewhere too.