Flu or Cold?

Lots of people think they have flu when they actually have a bad cold. It’s not surprising – the symptoms are very similar. Here’s how you can tell the difference:

  • Cold symptoms appear gradually and affect mainly your nose and throat.
  • Flu symptoms are more severe, causing fever and aching muscles. If you have flu, you won’t feel up to doing your usual activities.

More about seasonal flu from the NHS


How Olbas can help

Olbas has a range of powerful decongestant products to help soothe and relieve stuffy, blocked and sniffly noses caused by colds, flu and hay fever.

The powerful, soothing natural oils in Olbas Bath can also help soothe and relax achy muscles.

Find out more about Olbas products

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