Family in winter and snow

Not sure if you have a cold or flu? It can be difficult to tell the difference between these common seasonal ailments as they often have similar symptoms. A cold can bring on a runny nose, or sneezing, while symptoms of the flu can include muscle aches and lethargy.

If you’re feeling under the weather, why not try our cold vs flu symptoms checker?

Welcome to the Flu vs. Cold Symptom Checker

Many people think they have flu when they actually have a bad cold – but how can you tell the difference? Our handy symptom checker will help you decide which you may have. Remember you can always speak to your local LloydsPharmacy for tips and advice on treating cold and flu symptoms and how to keep your family protected.

Simply answer the following 5 questions about your symptoms and we’ll tell you whether you may have a common cold or flu.

Click NEXT to get started

Stay well this Winter with LloydsPharmacy


How does your nose feel?
Are you shivering or clammy?
What is your temperature?
How much energy do you have?
How did your symptoms start?

Click Submit Quiz to see your results!

How to soothe a cold or flu

Antibiotics won’t be of any help if you have a cold or flu, as they only treat bacterial infections (colds and flu are viral infections). However there are many over-the-counter remedies available at your local LloydsPharmacy designed to offer relief from cold and flu symptoms.

Do want to know more about colds and flu? Find out the best way to prevent the flu this season and how to treat them with our blog on staying well this winter.