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Differences Between Cold, Flu and Sinus Infection Symptoms
By Heartspring Staff , National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Reactions to Cold and Flu
- Flu - High Fever
- Body temperature rises to destroys germs survival rate.
- High fever can be dangerous, but it's a part of the body's recovery process.
- Cold - Excess Mucous
- Nasal infections can lead to sore throats and coughs, live primarily in the nose.
- Excess mucous causes stuffiness of the nose.
- Cold viruses thrive at temperatures slightly cooler than the 98.6 degrees considered normal body temperature.
- When the nose gets stuffy, breath is forced through the mouth, creating higher temperatures, creating a less friendly terrain for viral reproduction.
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Heartspring Staff are assistants of board reviewed doctors that are medical editors, authors, and reviewers, providing oversight for Heartspring.net. This article is currently undergoing doctor reveiw.
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