HCA Midwest Health - January 03, 2018

Is it a cold, the flu or the stomach bug? Explore the symptoms of each, the treatment options, and prevention tips.

Symptoms Common Cold Seasonal Flu Stomach Flu
Sore throat Common Sometimes No
Stuffy/runny nose Common Sometimes No
Cough Sometimes Usually No
Chills/pains/aches Uncommon Yes Common
Headache Uncommon Yes Sometimes
Fever Rare Yes Sometimes
Extreme fatigue Uncommon Yes Sometimes
Vomiting/diarrhea No Uncommon Usually
Facts Common Cold Seasonal Flu Stomach Flu

Does the flu shot protect against the stomach flu?