Another short post -
How do I know I have a cold and not the flu? Easy. Here's what a doctor told me once. If you can name symptoms like a cough, a runny nose, etc., then you have a cold. If you just feel like crap, then you have the flu.
While I'm at it.. if your mucus is clear, you don't need antibiotics. If it's green or yellow, you do. That's about the extent of my medical knowledge regarding colds and the flu. I'm not 100% sure of its accuracy, but it's always held true for me.
I'm sitting here surrounded by the things someone with a cold needs. Puffs Plus tissues, daytime cold pills, Nyquil for night, a Vicks inhaler some Vicks vapor rub. Mmmm.. I smell PRETTY! (Not.)
All this along with my regular meds makes for a full desk. I may even have some weight loss pills that work around here somewhere.