||Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.
||Severe aches and pains are common with the flu.
||Chills are uncommon with a cold.
||60% of people who have the flu experience chills.
||Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.
||Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu.
||Sneezing is commonly present with a cold.
||Sneezing is not common with the flu.
||Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.
||The flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.
||A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold..
||A headache is very common with the flu, present in 80% of flu cases.
||Sore throat is commonly present with a cold.
||Sore throat is not commonly present with the flu.
||Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.
||Chest discomfort is often severe with the flu.