Flu vs. Colds: A Guide to Symptoms
Questions Flu Cold Was the onset of illness ... sudden? slow? Does your child have a ... high fever? no (or mild) fever? Is your child's exhaustion level ... severe? mild? Is your child's head ... achy? headache-free? Is your child's appetite ... decreased? normal? Are your child's muscles ... achy? fine? Does your child have ... chills? no chills?
If most of your answers fell into the first category, chances are that your child has the flu. If your answers were usually in the second category, it's most likely a cold.