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The Top 10 Most Popular Posts About Surviving Colds and the Flu | The Survival Doctorby James Hubbard, MD, MPH

The difference between cold and flu symptoms is somewhat a question of severity. Whereas a cold may make you feel like you’ve just run a race, the flu makes you feel like someone beat you with a baseball bat along the way. A cold can make you ache and feel fatigued. You can feel miserable and even run a low-grade fever or 100 F or so. But the flu puts you in the bed (where you should be). If you don’t listen to your body and take care of yourself, you could end up in the hospital. People die from the flu.

Just in time to celebrate the upcoming cold and flu season, here are my most popular posts about surviving colds and the flu for 2014.

10. 4 Common Causes of Coughs in Kids—With a Printable Chart

9. 8 Things You Can Do For the Full-Blown Flu

8. 4 Mistakes People Make When Using a Thermometer

7. H1N1: Your Flu Questions, Answered

6. How NOT to Die From the Flu (and Signs You Could)

5. The Natural Remedies Proven to Work on the Common Cold

4. Fever in Children: When to Worry, What to Do

3. Why Does My Nose Run When I Have a Cold?

2. What Does Green Snot Mean? 13 Cold and Flu FAQs

1. Causes of Night Fever: Why It’s Higher Later

What’s your favorite post?

This is part 2 in my series highlighting the posts you loved most this year. Click here for part 1, “The Top 10 Most Popular Winter-Safety Posts of the Year.” Subscribe so you don’t miss part 3—the big roundup—coming next week!