Flu Symptoms

The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. According to the CDC, people who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children)

* It is important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

Are You Fluent in Flu?

Read more about flu treatment, prevention, and complications on the HCA Midwest Health website here.