Articles tagged with: cold

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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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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31
January
2012

Chest cold: How to treat it? Acute bronchitis remedies

Discover if your symptoms indicate a cold in your chest and find the remedies

Chest cold: How to treat it? Acute bronchitis remedies

Are there different kinds of colds, or is it all the same illness? There are, in fact, many different “brands” of the common cold, all caused by different viruses and often affecting patients in different ways. Here we take a look at a kind of cold called a chest cold - its symptoms, causes, and treatment.

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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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27
February
2012

Chest cold symptoms

See if your cough is a sign of a chest cold

While often originally caused by the same virus, a chest cold is distinguished from a simple common cold in that the infection is focused, of course, in the chest. The term chest cold usually refers to a condition called acute bronchitis, which affects a patient’s respiratory tract and continues down into the lungs. The infection leads to swelling and increased mucus production in the lower respiratory tract, which causes coughing and sensitivity in the chest area.

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04
July
2012

Home remedies for a sore throat

Alleviate your sore throat using products you have at home

While having a sore throat is quite common, the resulting scratchiness and irritation can be annoying and downright painful. Sore throats may be caused by either a virus or a bacterial infection. In the case of a sore throat caused by a virus, the best way to soothe irritation is often a simple and easily-to-find home remedy. The following tips may help to ease your discomfort:

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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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27
February
2012

Homeopathic common cold remedies

Discover natural solutions for your cold symptoms

Human kind has yet to develop a cure for the common cold, but it’s not for lack of trying. The viruses that cause the common cold are still largely mysterious to us, so our only course of action for now is to find ways to treat our symptoms. The drowsiness, sleep problems and other side effects of over the counter cold medications can be a deterrent for many, especially parents, so what other choices do you have? Homeopathic remedies for the common cold, while usually not scientifically proven, are an option that many turn to. 

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