Flu vs Cold: Symptoms

Seasonal flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus.

Seasonal flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus.

The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains.

You may also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. You may need to stay in bed until your symptoms get better. Symptoms can last for up to one week.

Flu vs Cold symptoms

SYMPTOMS

SEASONAL FLU

COLD

Fever

High fever lasts 3-4 days

Rare

Headache

Prominent

Rare

General aches, pains

Usual; often severe

Slight

Fatigue, weakness

Can last up to 2-3 weeks

Quite mild

Extreme exhaustion

Early and prominent

Never

Stuffy nose

Sometimes

Common

Sneezing

Sometimes

Usual

Sore throat

Sometimes

Common

Chest discomfort, cough

Common; can become severe

Mild to moderate;   hacking cough

Pop into your local CarePlus Pharmacy if you are concerned and want to chat with one of our friendly pharmacists about what is best for you.



Special Offers

BEST BUYS
SAVE 33%
TANGLE TEEZER Pink Styler
TANGLE TEEZER Pink Styler
WAS €15 NOW €9.95
Valid May 1st - Jun 5th
TREAT YOURSELF
SAVE 33%
HE-SHI
HE-SHI
WAS €48 NOW €31.95
Valid May 1st - Jun 5th
TREAT YOURSELF
NEW SAVE 33%
SHEA MOISTURE Coconut & Hibiscus
SHEA MOISTURE Coconut & Hibiscus
WAS €14.95 NOW €9.95
Valid May 1st - Jun 5th
BEST BUYS
SAVE 33%
ORAL B 3D Luxe Toothpaste
ORAL B 3D Luxe Toothpaste
WAS €5.65 NOW €3.75
Valid May 1st - Jun 5th
BEST BUYS
SAVE 33%
MUSTELA 2 in 1 Cleansing Gel
MUSTELA 2 in 1 Cleansing Gel
WAS €9 NOW €5.95
Valid May 1st - Jun 5th
FEEL GOOD
HALF PRICE
NIVEA Q10 Power Melt Mask
NIVEA Q10 Power Melt Mask
WAS €13.15 NOW €6.55
Valid May 1st - Jun 5th
FEEL GOOD
SAVE 25%
ZENFLORE Capsules 30's
ZENFLORE Capsules 30's
WAS €31.95 NOW €23.95
€25.55
WAS €31.95
SAVE €6.40
Valid May 1st - Jun 5th
FEEL GOOD
SAVE 33%
RESCUE REMEDY Spray
RESCUE REMEDY Spray
WAS €11.95 NOW €7.85
Valid May 1st - Jun 5th
FEEL GOOD
SAVE 33%
ESKIMO BRAIN 3-6-9
ESKIMO BRAIN 3-6-9
WAS €29.95 NOW €19.75
Valid May 1st - Jun 5th
BEST BUYS
SAVE 33%
STRESSVEDA Vegecaps
STRESSVEDA Vegecaps
WAS €20.95 NOW €14
Valid May 1st - Jun 5th
FEEL GOOD
SAVE 25%
BIO-KULT Probiotic Capsules
BIO-KULT Probiotic Capsules
WAS €9.95 NOW €7.45
Valid May 1st - Jun 5th
BETTER THAN HALF PRICE
NEW - HALF PRICE
NIVEA Body Mousse Wild Raspberry
NIVEA Body Mousse Wild Raspberry
WAS €4.70 NOW €2.35
Valid May 1st - Jun 5th
TREAT YOURSELF
HALF PRICE
NIVEA Body Soufflé Cherry Blossom
NIVEA Body Soufflé Cherry Blossom
WAS €9 NOW €4.50
Valid May 1st - Jun 5th