Skip to content

    Cold, Flu, & Cough Health Center

    Diet & Exercise

    Font Size
    A
    A
    A

    Starve a cold, feed a fever? Or is it the opposite? Here are the latest recommendations. Now you can know how to care for your cold from the first sneeze. Also, learn when to stay home — and when to work — when you catch a cold.

    Diet

    When you eat right — you feel right! Learn what you must eat to “feed a cold” so your body can heal itself naturally.

    There’s nothing like grandma’s chicken soup to soothe your congested nose. What about hot ginger cinnamon tea to ease that scratchy throat? Try our favorite recipes to help remedy your cold.

    Exercise

    Can exercise help your cold — or make it worse? Before you lace up your running shoes, find out the truth about exercising when you have a cold.

    Well-Being

    You can’t run from a cold, but you can use common sense before you expose others at work. Here’s helpful information you need at the first signs of a cold.

    If you're caring for someone with a cold, it's important to take some precautions so the virus doesn't spread throughout your family. Read our tips on how to care for someone without getting sick yourself.

    Today on WebMD

    hot toddy
    15 tips to help you feel better.
    man sneezing into elbow
    Do echinacea and vitamin C really help a cold?
     
    teen girl coughing
    Get a good night’s rest with these remedies.
    elder berry
    Eat these to fight colds, flu, and more.
     
    Natural Cold Flu Remedies Slideshow
    Slideshow
    cold weather
    VIDEO
     
    Allergy And Sinus Symptom Evaluator
    Article
    Boy holding ear
    Slideshow
     
    woman receiving vaccine shot
    Article
    woman with fever
    Article
     
    Waking up from sleep
    Article
    woman with sore throat
    Slideshow