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Common Cold Vs Flu


The common cold3,4 Flu3,5
  • Self-limiting viral infection3
  • Occurs 2-4 times annually3
  • Virus spread easily, quickly3
    • Via hand-to-hand contact3
    • Inhalation of airborne droplets (sneezing and coughing)3
  • Caused by:
    • Rhinovirus3
    • Coronavirus3
    • Parainfluenza3
    • Respiratory Syncytial virus 4
    • Adenovirus3
  • Influenza virus 5
  • Spreads quickly3
    • Direct contact with infected persons3
    • Close contact with infected persons3
  • Pandemic influenza outbreaks have been a global burden 5
  • May cause disease 5


The Common Cold3 Flu3,5
  • Milder than flu3
  • Stuffy nose and sneezing3
  • Fever, cough and sore throat3
  • Lasts only for 7 to 10 days3
  • Sudden onset of fever5
  • Dry Cough5
  • Headache3
  • Sore throat and runny nose3
  • Can last 2 or more weeks5
  • Illness range from mild to severe and even death5

Benylin Cough Range

ASK YOUR PHARMACIST about the Benylin® solution for you and your family.

Causes of Cough

Some of the most common causes of cough include medication, asthma, viruses and smoking.

Tips for Cough & Cold Relief

Tips for cough and cold relief is as easy as staying hydrated, keeping good hygiene and sleeping well.

Types of Coughs

Coughing starts when part of your breathing passage becomes inflamed or irritated by matter such as dust, smoke or mucus.