Cold & Flu

Find Out If It's A Cold Or The Flu

Colds and the flu are alike in many ways, but certain things are more common in one than the other. With a cold or the flu, severity and duration of symptoms may vary by individual. While many people may confuse colds and the flu, it’s important to know that most people get a cold several times each year, and the flu only once every few years.

Determine if your child has a cold or the flu by checking their symptoms:^
SYMPTOMS COLD FLU
Fever Rare Common
Headache Rare Common
General Aches, Pain Slight Severe
Fatigue, Weakness Sometimes Common
Exhaustion Never Common
Stuffy nose Common Sometimes
Sneezing Common Sometimes
Sore Throat Common Sometimes
Chest Discomfort Sometimes Common
Cough Common Common

^Symptoms may vary

Children’s Advil® relieves aches and pains due to the common cold or flu including sore throats and headaches. And Children’s Advil® reduces fever faster* and keeps it down longer than Children’s Tylenol® - up to 8 hours of relief in just one dose.

*Based on reducing fever below 100°F.

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