Cold? Flu? COVID?

By Dr. Coco

January 11, 2023

Confused about your symptoms this cold and flu season? According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 can have a wide range of symptoms. If you are experiencing any of the following it may be hard to tell if you have COVID or another illness. Let NIU Health remove any confusion, give you a proper diagnosis and help with treatment. Visit us virtually or in-person at one of our convenient Oahu clinics.



• Cough

• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

• Fever

• Chills

• Muscle pain

• Sore throat

• New loss of taste or smell

• Headache


This list is not all inclusive. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.


Important: Get medical attention immediately if you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 – like trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in your chest, or bluish lips or face.



The NIU Health Team