How to tell if it's the cold or the flu

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now)

Is it the Cold or is it the Flu? It's the time of year when everyone gets sick. You probably know someone with some combination of a sore throat, cough, or runny nose.

But when those symptoms come calling, how do you know the difference between a common cold and the flu? Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone.

Here are a few tips we took from the Centers from Disease Control that will hopefully help you figure out the difference.