Quick Quiz: Can You Tell the Difference Between Allergy, Cold, and Flu Symptoms?

“I’ve had a 101°F / 38.3°C fever with a Headache all day.”

Incorrect. The correct answer is B) The Flu.

A fever of 101°F / 38.3°C or above generally indicates the flu. Having a Headache in addition to a fever is a further indication of the flu.

Correct. B) The Flu.

A fever of 101°F / 38.3°C or above generally indicates the flu. Having a Headache in addition to a fever is a further indication of the flu.

“My nose has been stuffy for several weeks this spring, but otherwise I’ve been feeling okay.”

Incorrect. The correct answer is C) A Seasonal Allergy.

Having a stuffy nose can be a symptom of allergies, a cold, or the flu. However, cold symptoms tend to last only 3 to 14 days while allergies usually last for several weeks, especially when exposed to spring allergens like pollen.

Correct. C) A Seasonal Allergy.

Having a stuffy nose can be a symptom of allergies, a cold, or the flu. However, cold symptoms tend to last only 3 to 14 days while allergies usually last for several weeks, especially when exposed to spring allergens like pollen.

“In addition to coughing and sneezing, I’ve been feeling tired and weak with aching muscles.”

Incorrect. The correct answer is B) The Flu.

Being tired and weak with muscle aches are more of an indication of the flu.

Correct. B) The Flu.

Being tired and weak with muscle aches are more of an indication of the flu.

“I felt fine yesterday, but woke up this morning with mild sore throat pain and runny nose.”

Incorrect. The correct answer is A) A Cold.

Although a runny nose is a common symptom of allergies, a cold, and the flu, waking up with mild sore throat pain after feeling fine the day before is generally an indication of a cold.

Correct. A) A Cold.

Although a runny nose is a common symptom of allergies, a cold, and the flu, waking up with mild sore throat pain after feeling fine the day before is generally an indication of a cold.

“I’ve been sneezing and I’ve had itchy eyes for the last several days.”

Incorrect. The correct answer is C) A Seasonal Allergy.

While sneezing is a symptom of allergies, a cold, and the flu, itchy eyes is only a symptom of seasonal allergies.

Correct. C) A Seasonal Allergy.

While sneezing is a symptom of allergies, a cold, and the flu, itchy eyes is only a symptom of seasonal allergies.

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