What's the Difference between Cold and Flu? | Alka-Seltzer Plus®

COLD & FLU

Colds and influenza are two of the most common seasonal illnesses affecting millions
each year. It's important to know what you have before you choose a product, so
here’s a quick rundown of the symptoms.

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COLD

Cold symptoms appear one to three days after infection, and most people recover within seven to 10 days. Some of the most common cold symptoms are: 

  • Sore throat 
  • Nasal congestion 
  • Mild cough 
  • Runny nose 
  • Mild fatigue 
  • Sneezing 

FLU

Flu symptoms are apparent and usually severe, especially fever. The first symptoms appear immediately. Most people recover from the flu within two weeks. Some of the most common symptoms of flu are: 

  • Fever 
  • Headache 
  • Fatigue 
  • Muscle pain 
  • Sore throat 
  • Cough 

FIND THE PRODUCT THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

ALKA-SELTZER PLUS® SEVERE COLD & COUGH POWERFAST FIZZ™ CITRUS EFFERVESCENT TABLETS

ALKA-SELTZER PLUS® SEVERE COLD & COUGH POWERFAST FIZZ™ CITRUS EFFERVESCENT TABLETS

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ALKA-SELTZER PLUS® SEVERE COLD & FLU POWERFAST FIZZ™ CITRUS EFFERVESCENT TABLETS

ALKA-SELTZER PLUS® MAXIMUM STRENGTH NIGHT COLD & FLU POWERMAX® GELS

ALKA-SELTZER PLUS® MAXIMUM STRENGTH NIGHT COLD & FLU POWERMAX® GELS

WHY ALKA-SELTZER PLUS®

Arming yourself with important and accurate information is the first key step in fighting tough cold,
cough, flu, sinus and allergy symptoms with the right product. 

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NOT WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Try one of our other great products.

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