Are you not feeling very well? Have you been stressed, not sleeping & not eating properly? Do you have a raspy cough, sore throat or nasal congestions? Although the common cold and the flu share many similar symptoms, they are two very different conditions.
Even though both are caused by a virus, it can be important to identify if you are sick with a simple cold or the flu, since there are treatments for the flu. If you have the flu, people around you who have been exposed can take preventative medications so that they don’t get sick too.