Mom may have your best interest at heart, but does she actually know what's best when it comes to coping with colds and flu? While some common mom-approved tips are spot-on, others are totally bogus -- and there's a lot of gray area in the middle. Read on as we reveal the facts you need to help prot
When you have a stuffy head, runny nose, and sore throat, all you want to do is sleep. But that’s hard if you can’t breathe. Try these six simple tips. They’ll help unclog your nose so you can breathe easier and finally catch some ZZZs. Soak Up Steam Take a hot shower before bed, or sit in the bathr
If your immune system isn't strong, either due to medicines you take or because of a health condition, you’ll want to take special care of yourself. The changes you make to your daily routine don't even have to be big ones. A few tweaks can keep you feeling on top.
A lot of people who have a weakene
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
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
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
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
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
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
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