Most people can instantly recognize the typical symptoms of the common cold and the flu, such as a sore throat, runny nose, and cough. But there are other symptoms that can occur with these illnesses that you might not expect or recognize as cold and flu symptoms right away.
In this article, we’re looking at uncommon cold and flu symptoms that you may experience and what to do if you notice them happening in your body.
A cold may cause dizziness when the inner ear is blocked with mucus. Dizziness with the flu can occur due to dehydration. Dizziness is an uncommon cold and flu symptom that can become very concerning if you are trying to drive a car or even walk safely.
Shortness of breath can occur with colds and the flu, but it is not a common symptom. Treating cold symptoms with medication and homeopathic remedies should reduce breathing trouble. But if you find yourself wheezing or gasping for air, this could mean that more than just a standard sickness is going on in your body.
You may feel mild pain in your chest if you are not able to breathe well during a cold. The flu usually results in abdominal pain rather than chest pain, however. If chest pain worsens or persists, it could be a sign that something is going on with your heart and cardiovascular system that is worse than just a typical cold or the flu.
Fever with a Rash
Fevers are common with the flu and can even occur with a common cold. However, if your fever is accompanied by a rash, a more serious disease, such as Hodgkin lymphoma, could be to blame. The flu and colds don’t usually cause a rash, but your body might be sensitive to cold and flu medications or resulting from a virus, such as measles, chickenpox, or roseola.
Seeking Medical Help for Symptoms
Uncommon symptoms of the flu are often signs of serious complications and warnings that immediate medical attention is needed. They could also be the result of more than one thing going in the body or an unrelated medical issue that has yet to be addressed. If you feel like you have a cold or the flu but start developing strange symptoms that you can’t explain, it is a good idea to see a health professional that you trust for advice and recommendations.
For symptoms that are characteristic of colds and the flu, Seagate has a variety of homeopathic remedies to provide relief in a natural way: