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Cold, Flu, & Cough Health Center

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  1. What's Causing My Cold?

    Learn more about the hundreds of viruses that can cause the common cold.

  2. What Are Flu Complications?

    Worried about flu complications? Learn more about common flu complications, what to look out for, and when to call the doctor.

  3. Exercise and the Common Cold

    Exercise may prevent colds. But is it safe to exercise if you have a cold? Get the facts.

  4. Starve a Cold, Feed a Fever?

    Do you starve a cold and feed a fever? Or is it the other way around? Learn the facts about eating well when you have a cold to speed your recovery.

  5. Prevent the Flu: Boost Your Immune System

    Want to prevent flu? Learn how to use your immune system to prevent colds and flu with these simple suggestions.

  6. Home Remedies for Colds

    Looking for a natural cold remedy? Get 12 tips for fighting off a cold naturally.

  7. Ear Infections - Surgery

    Surgery for middle ear infections (otitis media) often means placing a drainage tube into the eardrum of one or both ears. It's one of the most common childhood operations.

  8. Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger - Frequently Asked Questions

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  9. Tympanometry in Ear Infections (Otitis Media)

    Tympanometry tests the movement of the eardrum when an ear infection or other middle ear problem is suspected. A doctor places the tip of a hand - held tool into the child's ear. The tool changes the air pressure inside the ear and produces a clear tone. Then, the tool measures how the eardrum responds to the pressure and the sound. The results of this test are used to help figure out what is goin

  10. Ear Infections - Other Treatment

    If a child with an ear infection has a bad earache, a doctor may perform tympanocentesis. A needle goes through the eardrum to remove fluid from behind the eardrum. It helps ease pain. The fluid is sometimes sent to a lab for testing.

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