Symptoms for these two virus often mimic each other.

It’s important to know the difference.

A cold is milder than the flu.

Often, it begins with a sore throat, runny nose and congestion.

By the fourth or fifth day, you may develop a cough.

Sometimes, a slight fever occurs.

Flu symptoms are more severe.

A cough, congestion and sore throat may be present.

But, these symptoms are often accompanied by body aches and a fever.

Sometimes, vomiting and diarrhea also develops.