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  1. Flu Tests for Children

    How do you know if your child has the flu or another virus? WebMD tells you about the tests your health care provider may perform.

  2. Kids' Cold Medicines: New Guidelines

    Aside from a lack of evidence that cold and cough medicines are effective, over-the-counter drugs may be dangerous for children. WebMD explains which drugs to avoid.

  3. Sore Throat - Prevention

    There is no sure way to prevent a sore throat. But these tips may help.

  4. Sore Throat - Check Your Symptoms

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  5. Sore Throat - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is usually all that is needed for a sore throat caused by a virus.

  6. Sore Throat - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Sore Throat.

  7. Sore Throat - Topic Overview

    Sore throats can be painful and annoying. Fortunately, most sore throats are caused by a minor illness and go away without medical treatment. Several conditions can cause a sore throat.

  8. Sore Throat - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Sore Throat: Should I Take Antibiotics? ...

  9. Influenza (Seasonal Flu) - Topic Overview

    Influenza (flu) is an illness caused by a virus that comes on suddenly, and causes symptoms such as fever, body aches, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, a dry cough, and a sore or dry throat.

  10. Influenza (Seasonal Flu) - Treatment Overview

    In most healthy people, influenza will go away in 7 to 10 days. The worst symptoms usually last 3 to 4 days. Home treatment to ease symptoms and prevent complications is usually all that is needed. Antiviral medications can be taken to: Reduce the severit

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