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Is it Allergies, a Cold, or the Flu?

Upper respiratory symptoms affected student's academic performance within the past school year more than any other physical health complaint. In 2010, more than 19.8% of UT students got a lower grade in a class or on an exam or important project, received an incomplete, or dropped a course due to a cold, a sore throat, or influenza.

While colds and influenza have symptoms in common, influenza symptoms tend to come on much more suddenly and severely.

This chart can help you figure out whether you may have a cold, the flu, or seasonal allergies.

cold or flu - what are the symptoms

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