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10 Questions and Answers About the Common Cold

  1. 1.What's the difference between a cold and the flu?
  2. 2.What's the best treatment for a cold?
  3. 3.How effective are natural remedies?
  4. 4.How can I prevent a cold?

Treating Symptoms of the Common Cold

How to Treat a Sore Throat
Do you really need an antibiotic? Natural remedies you can do at home are often the best choice. From steam to zinc, learn what works.
Cough Medicine: Should You or Shouldn't You?
Cough medicines carry a small risk of serious side effects. When are cough suppressants worth taking, and when should you avoid them?

What You Should Know About the Common Cold

Cold Facts and Statistics: Check Your Cold Savvy
How long does the common cold last? How many colds do kids get each year? When are you most likely to get a cold? What increases your risk?

What do you rely on to treat cold symptoms?