Aches and pains in the muscles and joints are common when you have a viral infection, such as a cold, but they tend to be far worse with the flu. In fact the severity of muscular aches and pains can be one of the ways in which we differentiate between the two.
Treating aches and pains associated with a cold or the flu
Keep warm, relax in a bath, drink lots of fluids and look for a cold or flu preparation that contains ibuprofen or paracetamol – most products in the Lemsip range are based on one of these pain relievers. Talk to your pharmacist about which would be most appropriate for you.
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