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
Admit it, you’re a little jealous of people who stockpile their sick days. While you sneeze and cough your way through cold and flu season, they show no signs of even a sniffle. Don’t just envy them. Steal their secrets for a stronger immune system and a healthier life. 1. Get a move on. Exercise is
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
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
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