Home > Pediatrics > Does Your Child Have The Flu or Just a Cold? Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on May 20, 2009 by DCarlson, Views: 8543 Cold symptoms include runny and stuffy nose, scratchy throat , mild aches, fatigue, cough and low grade fever. The flu usually produces a much higher fever, more body aches, extreme fatigue, and a severe cough.Treatment of a cold include fluid, nose drops, humidifier, and rest. Since the flu is a virus, some people may need anti viral medication, the most common being Tamiflu.