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  1. When a Cold Becomes a Sinus Infection

    WebMD explains sinusitis, an infection that can occur in the wake of a cold or with allergies.

  2. When Should I See a Doctor for a Cold or Flu?

    Most colds and flu don't require a doctor's care. However, as WebMD explains, if you have any of these six symptoms, see your doctor.

  3. What Puts You at Risk for the Common Cold?

    Understanding what puts you and your loved ones at risk for the common cold can help you stay well this cold season. WebMD offers tips for protecting infants, college students, and older adults from the common cold.

  4. Soothing Your Child’s Cold

    Learn ways to ease your child's cold symptoms. Also, find out which symptoms warrant a call to the doctor.

  5. Children’s Cold Medicine: Safety Information

    WebMD brings you children’s cold medicine safety information including FDA guidelines for child cold remedies and safe methods of relieving cold symptoms in kids.

  6. Flu Vaccines for Children Under 2

    Children 6 months and older should be vaccinated for the flu. Learn more about the flu vaccine in children under 2.

  7. Children and Colds and Croup

    Learn more about children and colds: symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and home remedies.

  8. Flu: Pandemics

    Get more information on flu pandemics.

  9. What Are Epidemics, Pandemics, and Outbreaks?

    WebMD explains what pandemics, epidemics, and outbreaks are, how they are classified, and how to prevent getting a contagious diseases such as the flu and SARS.

  10. Flu Medications for Children

    Some medications can be used to decrease the severity and duration of a flu attack. These are referred to as antiviral drugs.

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