Tuesday, February 19

Flu ain't no common cold

I used to think that the common cold and flu (aka influenza) means the same thing, until a doctor (who is also a Member of Parliment) explained to me the difference one day.

Unlike the common cold, flu can be a serious illness. 10% of person who suffer from common cold actually kenna the common flu.

Flu has complications, such as pneumonia and bronchitis. Tens of thousands of people die around the world each year as a result of flu. Bird flu also considered. It always pay to know more about it.

Flu is highly contagious, so stay away from inconsiderate people who cough and sneeze, as the virus travel airborne.

So what's the difference between flu and common cold.
I shall quote them from a brochure gotten from Roche Singapore.

(1) Flu is sudden, cold is gradual.
(2) Flu is associated with high fever (39-40 degrees), but fever for cold is rare.
(3) Flu has a high chance to give you headache, but cold rarely does so.
(4) Flu patients usually suffer muscle aches and pain, but it is only slight for cold.
(5) Flu makes you damn tired, but cold does not.
(6) Flu sometiems give stuffy nose, sneezing and sore throat, but cold normally has these syndromes.

Avoid self-medication and always see the doctor if you catch a flu.

Ok, class dismissed.

About the Author: Shingo T feels that if the common cold is bad, then flu is pure evil to the core.


The Horny Bitch said...

Shucks. No wonder I took so long to recover. I had FLU!!

Shingo T said...

Haha, we learn something new everyday, don't we?

The Horny Bitch said...

agree.. heh

A Suspicious Man said...

This is a very, very dangerous world we are living in..

The Horny Bitch said...

Be afraid. Be very very afraid....

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