You’ve got the stuffy and runny nose, your throat is sore, you cough, and your head hurts. Is it a cold or do you have the flu? Do you have a fever?
While fevers are usually caused by viruses, like the ones that cause colds or the flu, fevers can also signal bacterial infections. Colds can also cause a fever like the flu, so make sure you have plenty fluids to drink.
Fevers cause you to dehydrate, and you have to replace what you lost to get healthy again, so things like water, tea, and chicken broth are good for you. If you don’t want anything to eat, don’t. Forcing yourself to eat, can make you nauseous and feel worse.
Get plenty of rest. If you feel the need to get under the covers and take a nap, do it. It helps your immune system.
If you have a fever over 100.4 or more and doesn’t go away, you may have the flu and need to make a call to your doctor.