What is The Difference Between the Flu and the Common Cold?

cold and flu

Cold symptoms usually are a lot milder than the flu, and they oftentimes get better within 7 – 10 days. In rare case, cold symptoms might last for as many as 2 weeks. Wait you might be thinking, what in the world does this subject have to do with carpet cleaning? Read on my friend…

Common cold symptoms include these:

  • Chest pain or slight cough
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy nose
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat

Common colds are usually caused by rhinoviruses. Such viruses enter the body through the eyes, nose, or mouth and even can be spread as a sick individual near you speaks, coughs, or sneezes. Usually, consuming plenty of fluids may relieve most symptoms.

Flu Symptoms

Generally, flu symptoms are more serious than the cold. Symptoms suddenly come on and last up to 2 weeks. The flu may have very severe and life-threatening complications, which includes multi-organ failure and pneumonia, according to the CDC. But, some of the most typical symptoms related to the flu include these:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Severe muscle or body aches
  • Severe fatigue
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Hacking, dry cough
  • Chills
  • Moderate to high fever

 

Preventing the Spread of The Flu and Cold

The flu and cold viruses are contagious and easily can be transmitted to other people. Since your loved ones might be exposed to germs on a routine basis if one member of the household is sick, take the necessary measures to keep your family members protected. Firstly, teach your loved ones about the importance of correct hand hygiene. Next, prevent the spreading of germs by correctly disinfecting high-touch spaces such as bathrooms and kitchens multiple times a day.

In keeping your house clean, it’s possible to help keep your loved ones healthy. Help prevent the common cold and flu from infecting your home by deep cleaning common spaces, which includes mopping hard-surface flooring, vacuuming carpets, and deep cleaning upholstery. If you need assistance with the difficult jobs, call the professionals at DNA Pro. Our residential cleaning services will assist in removing harmful viruses and bacteria that might be lurking in your upholstery, floors, and more.

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