FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — With a severe flu season now widespread across 46 states, do symptoms you or a loved one have point to the dreaded illness?
Amid the sniffles, coughing and fever, “it’s sometimes difficult to determine whether you have the common cold or the flu,” said Dr. Boris Khodorkovsky. He’s associate chair of emergency medicine at Staten Island University Hospital in New York City.
But it’s an important question, he said, because while colds and flu share some symptoms, flu can become severe enough to land you in the hospital.
Certain symptoms — runny