Viruses are not to be underestimated. With so many people susceptible to bacterial and viral infections, it is no wonder more and more individuals are beginning to ask, “Is this a cold, allergies, or something else?” It’s natural to get a bit anxious and want to raise an eyebrow when you hear someone with a bad cough.
There are also many viruses that have symptoms that are extremely similar. So similar, in fact, that many people cannot tell them apart in the beginning. Additionally, while we often associate certain symptoms with specific infections or sicknesses, thinking you have one thing when you have the other could result in a longer recovery period.
Here are symptoms that can occur in a number of infections, both bacterial and viral. Pay attention if you develop any of the following: