Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts
Herbal Momma, aka, Kristine Farley loves everything herbal, but has an infinity for all domestic and home arts.
This blog is a journal of family and domestic art activities that will be published in her forthcoming book,
Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts.

November 14, 2009

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN COLD, SEASONAL FLU & H1N1 SYMPTOMS

We have had the opportunity to find out first hand at our house about the H1N1 Flu.  Unless you are hospitalized, no doctors are able to test for it.  Given the following list of symptoms, our family has had the H1N1.  Remember that each person will react with symptoms differently.

We are treating ourselves as discribed in the previous post, College Care for Colds and Flu.  Along with Essential Oil treatments to boost the immune system.  We are doing well and getting lots of rest. 

If you or your family have any symptoms, please isolate yourselves and protect others from getting sick.
Many Blessings,
Kristine

FEVER
-Fever is rare with a cold.
-Fever is common with the seasonal flu.
-Fever is usually present with H1N1 in up to 80% of all flue cases. A temperature of 101°

COUGHING
-A hacking, productive (mucus-producing) cough is often present with a cold.
-A dry and hacking cough is often present with the seasonal flu.
-A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with H1N1 (sometimes referred to as dry cough).*

ACHES
-Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.
-Moderate body aches are common with the seasonal flu.
-Severe aches and pains are common with H1N1.*

STUFFY NOSE
-Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.
-A runny nose is commonly present with the seasonal flu.
-Stuffy nose is not commonly present with H1N1.

CHILLS
-Chills are uncommon with a cold.
-Chills are mild to moderate with the seasonal flu.
-60% of people who have H1N1 experience chills.

TIREDNESS
-Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.
-Tiredness is moderate and more likely referred to as a lack of energy with the seasonal flu.
-Tiredness is moderate to severe with H1N1.*

SNEEZING
-Sneezing is commonly present with a cold
-Sneezing is common present with the seasonal flu.
-Sneezing is not common with H1N1.

SUDDEN SYMPTOMS
-Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.
-Symptons tend to develop over a few days and include flushed face, loss of appetite, dizziness and/or vomiting/nausea. Symptoms usually last 4-7 days, depending on the individual. Diarrhea is common.
-H1N1 has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. H1N1 hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains. Symptoms usually last 4-7 days, depending on the individual. Diarrhea is common.

HEADACHE
-A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.
-A headache is fairly common with the seasonal flu.
-A headache is very common with H1N1 and present in 80% of cases.*

SORE THROAT
-Sore throat is commonly present with a cold.
-Sore throat is commonly present with the seasonal flu.
-Sore throat is not commonly present with H1N1.

CHEST DISCOMFORT
-Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.
-Chest discomfort is moderate with the seasonal flu. If it turns severe seek medical attention immediately!
-Chest discomfort is often severe with H1N1.

FEVER
-Fever is rare with a cold.
-Fever is common with the seasonal flu.
-Fever is usually present with H1N1 in up to 80% of all flue cases. A temperature of 101°

COUGHING
-A hacking, productive (mucus-producing) cough is often present with a cold.
-A dry and hacking cough is often present with the seasonal flu.
-A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with H1N1 (sometimes referred to as dry cough).*

ACHES
-Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.
-Moderate body aches are common with the seasonal flu.
-Severe aches and pains are common with H1N1.*

STUFFY NOSE
-Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.
-A runny nose is commonly present with the seasonal flu.
-Stuffy nose is not commonly present with H1N1.

CHILLS
-Chills are uncommon with a cold.
-Chills are mild to moderate with the seasonal flu.
-60% of people who have H1N1 experience chills.

TIREDNESS
-Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.
-Tiredness is moderate and more likely referred to as a lack of energy with the seasonal flu.
-Tiredness is moderate to severe with H1N1.*

SNEEZING
-Sneezing is commonly present with a cold.
-Sneezing is common present with the seasonal flu.
-Sneezing is not common with H1N1.

SUDDEN SYMPTOMS
-Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.
-Flu Symptons tend to develop over a few days and include flushed face, loss of appetite, dizziness and/or vomiting/nausea. Symptoms usually last 4-7 days, depending on the individual. Diarrhea is common. H1N1 has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours.
-H1N1 hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains. Symptoms usually last 4-7 days, depending on the individual. Diarrhea is common.

HEADACHE
-A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.
-A headache is fairly common with the seasonal flu.
-A headache is very common with H1N1 and present in 80% of cases.*

SORE THROAT
-Sore throat is commonly present with a cold.
-Sore throat is commonly present with the seasonal flu.
-Sore throat is not commonly present with H1N1.

CHEST DISCOMFORT
-Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.
-Chest discomfort is moderate with the seasonal flu. If it turns severe seek medical attention immediately!
-Chest discomfort is often severe with H1N1.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2379358/how_to_tell_the_difference_between.html
There is other information on the internet to assist you with the differences, but when in doubt call your doctor.

~ This information is for educational purposes. See a medical practiioner for medial advise. ~

1 comment:

emily :) said...

Thank you! I've been wondering :)