A Cold… or the Flu? When to Call Your Doctor?

A Cold…or the Flu? (Video Transcription) How do you know if the sore throat and the runny nose and the cough that you're coming down with is a cold or if it might be the flu? Because starting antiviral medication for the flu early can be helpful, it's an important question. When researchers have looked at this question, it turns out there's a couple of things that are useful predictors. Fast onset of symptoms First off, when it's flu season, the appearance of a cough and a fever and in some of the studies [...]