As the autumn flu season approaches while the Covid-19 pandemic continues, cold-weather sniffles are likely to provoke even more anxiety than usual. Some symptoms of flu—as well as colds and other autumn ailments—are similar to Covid’s, making it harder to know what’s wrong. Fever, dry cough, fatigue and body aches are common with both the flu and Covid.
If you’re concerned, call your doctor. And there are some ways to try to recognize the differences. Here’s what doctors say.
Can you differentiate between illnesses by tracking your fever?