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Cold, Flu, & Cough Health Center

Features Related to Cold & Flu

  1. How to Stop a Cold

    One day you’re fine. The next you have a scratchy throat, watery eyes, and a runny nose. There’s a tickle in the back of your throat, and your normal high energy is nowhere to be found. Yes, these are early signs that you’re coming down with something. But don’t grab your tissue box and hop into bed

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  2. Does Gargling Wlth Salt Water Ease a Sore Throat?

    By Chris C. Anderson When your throat turns to sandpaper and every bit of food and liquid that goes down your gullet feels like it’s a bill trying to pass the Senate, unlike a politician you become more than eager to try to find a way to move things forward. A sore throat is a miserable thing to dea

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  3. Do I Really Have to Clean My Humidifier?

    By Chris C. Anderson The Rumor: Humidifiers should be cleaned every once in a while If you've ever lived in a dry climate, chances are you’ve had a humidifier in your house at some point. Legend has it they need to be cleaned from time to time. Really cleaned, as in a proper, follow-all-of-the-instr

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  4. 8 Sleep Tips for When You Have a Cold

    Being sick can steal your sleep just when you need it the most. Even when you feel wiped out, it’s hard to get your zzzs when you’re congested. So use these tried-and-true tips to get back to the rest you need. 1. Hit the Shower When you have a cold, your sinuses fill up with mucus, and that mucus m

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  5. 10 Natural Ways to Kick Your Cold and Flu Symptoms

    When you’re sick, you want to get better ASAP. You know you need to rest and drink plenty of fluids. But there's other things you can do to nurse yourself back to health. Try one (or more) of these tips. It might help you feel like yourself faster.  1. Freeze some fruit juice. You need to stay hydra

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  6. Eating Tips for Cold and Flu Season

    So you want to do everything you can to stay well and avoid this year’s cold or flu. You might want to start with your diet. Of course, you need to get enough sleep, stay active, and curb stress. But then, certain foods can support your immune system and help it protect you. One of the first things

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  7. 8 Reasons Your Cough Is Not Improving

    Are you fed up with your stubborn cough? There are many reasons why a cough may not improve, and that can be frustrating for people and their doctors alike. The most common cause of chronic cough is predictable. It's the aftermath of a cold or other viral infection, says Norman H. Edelman, MD, chief

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  8. 10 Home Remedies for the Flu

    Flu symptoms can cause a world of misery, from fever and cough to sore throat, nasal congestion, aches, and chills. But there are ways to feel better. Prescription antiviral drugs may ease symptoms of the flu when taken shortly after you get sick. In many cases, however, simple home remedies may be

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  9. 8 Tips for Nighttime Cough Relief

    Nighttime coughs can be sleep-wreckers. The key is to soothe your ticklish throat and over-sensitive airways before you go to bed. Drink herbal tea with honey. Get into the habit of having a mug of non-caffeinated tea before bed. "Any warm liquid can help break up mucus in your airways," says Norman

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  10. How to Look Your Best When You Have a Cold

    The aches and pains that come with a cold can keep you from getting enough sleep, robbing your skin of its normal, healthy glow. “Sleep is a very important time because it’s when the body and skin repair themselves,” says New York City dermatologist, Debra Jaliman, MD. “If you don’t get adequate res

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