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11
September
2012

Symptoms of a cold

Find out if you have a cold or something more serious

Symptoms of a cold

If you have symptoms of a cold, you are not alone.  It is one of the most common sicknesses, and it affects people around the world.  Perhaps your nose is running, you have a sore throat, and you can’t stop sneezing.  You think you probably have a cold, but how can you know for sure?  Here we offer an overview of the most frequent signs to help you decide if you have one or if it is some other illness.

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31
January
2012

How to starve a cold: What you should know

Learn what this term means, and how to do it correctly

How to starve a cold: What you should know

We’ve heard it from our mothers and grandmothers, but just how much truth is there to this adage? In reality, there is very little medical research to support or refute the notion that you should starve a cold. There are certainly ways to edit your diet, however, to promote recovery from a cold and to help prevent illness.

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31
January
2012

Head Cold Relief: Best Cures

Discover if you have the symptoms of a head cold, and find the remedies

Head Cold Relief: Best Cures

When you’re suffering from symptoms like congestion, aches and pains, headache, fever, coughing, sneezing or a runny nose, it can be hard to know what you’re dealing with since many illnesses share similar symptoms. Here we explore the head cold: what it is, how to find relief, how to avoid it, and potential complications.

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05
July
2012

What is the difference between cold and flu?

Discover if you have the flu or a cold by examining your symptoms

What is the difference between cold and flu?

While the common cold and the influenza virus are two distinct types of illnesses, their symptoms are similar and at times very difficult to distinguish. The flu is a viral infection caused by a single respiratory virus (influenza), while a cold is caused by the adenovirus or the coronavirus and its many highly variable subsets. As such, the oft-heard expression that “there is no cure for the common cold” is completely true, while the single strain of virus that causes the flu can be prevented with a vaccine. 

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31
January
2012

Nasal sprays: Uses and effects

Learn about the different kinds of nasal sprays and how they work

Nasal sprays: Uses and effects

Nasal sprays are generally used to temporarily relieve congestion, a common symptom of a head cold, allergies or a sinus infection. These sprays work in several ways, most commonly by reducing swelling in nasal passages, constricting blood vessels in the lining of nasal passages and removing irritants like pollen or dust.

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27
February
2012

Head cold symptoms: Know the signs

Find out if your symptoms suggest a head cold

Head cold symptoms: Know the signs

There are a number of variations on what we consider to be the common cold. A frequently mentioned one is the head cold. A head cold is actually the very same thing as the common cold, and affects the upper respiratory tract of patients. Once a head cold infection progresses and travels down to affect the lungs and lower respiratory tract, it is known as a chest cold. 

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27
February
2012

Head cold remedies: What are my options?

Read about the best cures for your head cold

Head cold remedies: What are my options?

Finding relief when you’re suffering a bad head cold can be difficult. There are pharmaceutical options and home remedy choices, but at the end of the day, there’s no cure for a head cold, only ways to ameliorate the symptoms.

Head colds are brought about by a virus, which means that antibiotics are not effective in treating a head cold. The most important thing to do when suffering a cold is to treat your symptoms and help your body fight off the infection.

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02
February
2012

Home remedies for the common cold

Learn some great remedies for a cold using products you have in your house

Next time you or your child or suffering from a cold, consider skipping the pharmacy and trying some of these simple cold remedies you can do with things you probably already have at home. You may just find yourself feeling better, recovering more quickly and you’ll avoid the risks or cost of over the counter cold medications.

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14
February
2012

The common cold: What is it?

Learn about the common cold and how you can avoid it

The common cold is the most frequently occurring medical condition on Earth that affects humans. Tens of thousands of people in every part of the world suffer from this illness every year. The common cold is not a new disease; in fact there is evidence that humans were catching cold viruses as early as the 16thcentury BC.

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08
October
2013

All about antibiotics

Everything you need to know

Antibiotics are medications that are used to treat a variety of infections caused by bacteria. Learn all about them here.
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10
January
2013

Are your kids constantly sick? How to avoid having your kids catch a head cold

Tips for a healthy, happy child

Are your kids constantly sick? How to avoid having your kids catch a head cold
It's that time of year again – flu and cold season! If you don't want your kids coming home with a head cold and infecting the rest of your family, take these tips to mind.
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08
July
2013

Common cold symptoms in children and babies

The common cold waits for no man, woman, child, or baby. Anyone can get the germs and bacteria that lead to a cold. However, the common cold can go away on its own, even with children. It may be unpleasant for a while, but a cold does not necessarily mean a doctor's visit. Check out the symptoms below to know what does and what does not constitute a doctor's visit for your child or baby. If you can recognize the symptoms quickly, you can help them fight the cold easier and quicker.
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19
November
2012

Ear infections: Causes, symptoms, remedies, and prevention

How to know if you have an ear infection, and how to remedy it

Ear infections: Causes, symptoms, remedies, and prevention
An ear infection is an uncomfortable and painful infection that affects your middle ear, which is a small part of your ear located behind your eardrum. Although they may develop before you know it, there are steps you can take to rid of them. Learn about how to deal with ear infections here.
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28
November
2012

Head cold symptoms in infants: What is normal and what is not?

Find out if your baby's symptoms are normal for a cold, or if you should be worried

Head cold symptoms in infants: What is normal and what is not?
When the cold weather rolls around, everyone seems to catch a cold, the flu, or begin to suffer from seasonal allergies. It is even worse when your baby catches a cold.  In infants it can be difficult to decipher what are normal symptoms and what are not normal. Because baby’s immune systems are much more fragile, it is important to find out whether they have a normal cold, or if something serious is going on.  Read here to find out more about what is normal for an infant and what should concern you.
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27
December
2012

Head colds and the holidays: How to keep yourself healthy

How to keep from catching a cold healthy during the holiday festivities

Head colds and the holidays: How to keep yourself healthy
Do you notice that during the holidays you often feel under the weather? Why does there seem to be an influx of people becoming ill during this time of year?  Read on to find out what tends to make people sick during the holidays, and what you can do to keep yourself healthy.
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