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Signs, also called “symptoms,” of the flu include:
*Not everyone with the flu has a fever.
The flu and the common cold have similar symptoms. It can be difficult to tell the difference between them. Your doctor can give you a test within the first few days of your illness to find out whether or not you have the flu.
In general, the flu is worse than the common cold. Symptoms that are more common and intense with the flu include:
Get medical help right away if you are having any of the following:
This article is based on information available at Flu.gov (http://www.flu.gov/symptoms-treatment/caring-for-someone/index.html) accessed November 2012.
Last Reviewed: Dec 10, 2012