The Simple Test That Shows If You Have Flu - Or Just A Cold

All you need is £20

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If you're one of the hundreds that's suffering from flu this season, you'll know all about it.

Fevers, aches and nausea will be top of the the list of symptoms, but those will be accompanied by a dry, chesty cough, headache and sore throat.

But how do you know if you really have the flu - or if it's just a heavy cold?

After all, 'tis the season to catch some nasty bugs.

The symptoms of the cold usually include a raised temperature, loss of appetite and one of those pesky coughs.

There’s so much overlap between the two that even doctors can find it hard to tell.

But the BBC’s Dr Ranj told the Mirror a surefire way to tell the difference:

"A silly test to differentiate between cold and flu would be to leave a £20 note on the floor. The person with a cold will pick up the money, but the person with the flu won’t even care that it’s there!"

How's it worked for you?

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