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What’s the difference?

SymptomThe fluA cold
Did the illness come on …suddenlyslowly
Is your child’s fever …highmild (or absent)
Is your child acting …exhausteda bit “out of it”
Is your child’s cough …dryhacking
Is his or her throat …normalred, sore
Is your child’s nose …dryrunny
Does his or her head …achenot ache
Has your child’s appetite …gone downstayed the same
Do your child’s muscles …achenot ache
Does your child have …chillsno chills

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