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Medical Reference Related to Cold & Flu

  1. Keeping Colds and Other Contagious Infections Contained

    WebMD tells you how to prevent getting that cold, flu, or pinkeye your family member or coworker has.

  2. Common Cold: Too Sick to Work?

    If you're showing signs of an illness like a cold, it's tough to know whether or not to go to work. These guidelines from WebMD can help.

  3. Diabetes and Colds

    Catching colds when you have diabetes may cause dangerous changes in your blood sugar levels. WebMD tells you how to stay well -- even with colds -- so you can prevent diabetes complications.

  4. When a Cold Becomes a Sinus Infection

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. What Can I Buy for Fast Relief From a Cold or the Flu?

    WebMD offers a quick guide to over-the-counter medications you can take to relieve cold and flu symptoms.

  8. Flu: Pandemics

    Get more information on flu pandemics.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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