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Head Cold Symptoms

A head cold--also called the common cold--is the most frequent illness you will experience in your lifetime. The National Institut...
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What Is a Cold and What Is the Flu?

Colds are caused by viruses that affect the throat, nose, sinuses and ears. The flu is a more severe version that can sometimes af...
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Causes, Risk Factors and Prevention of Cold and Flu

Both colds and the flu are caused by viruses. There are many different types of viruses that cause the common cold, whereas the fl...
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Alternative Medicine for Cold and Flu

Many people turn to alternative medicine, such as echinacea, zinc or vitamin C, for the treatment of cold symptoms. Some also use ...
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Nutrition, Fitness and Lifestyle Choices for Cold and Flu

Healthy lifestyle choices include proper nutrition, rest and minimizing stress. Healthy habits ensure your immune system can fight...
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Possible Complications of Cold and Flu

Most colds do not cause complications beyond minor inconveniences, such as missed days at school or work. Flu, however, can pose m...
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Tests and Diagnosis for Cold and Flu

Most cases of cold and flu are diagnosed clinically, which means taking notes on the patient's history and a thorough physical exa...
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Signs and Symptoms of Cold and Flu

Symptoms of a cold are sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, congestion and chills. After a couple days, those symptoms dec...
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Drugs and Treatment for Cold and Flu

Both cold and flu are caused by viruses, so antibiotics (which fight bacteria) do not work. Over-the-counter medications help reli...
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The Playground Danger That's on the Rise Again

Doctors are urging parents to look out for symptoms of Hands, Foot and Mouth Disease, which is on the rise this flu season....
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