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Medical Reference Related to Cold & Flu

  1. Common Cold

    Sneezing, scratchy throat, runny nose — everyone knows the first signs of a cold. Learn more from WebMD about who, when, and why colds are so common.

  2. Coughs, Age 12 and Older - Preparing For Your Appointment

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

  3. Coughs, Age 12 and Older - Home Treatment

    Information on home treatment of coughing.

  4. Coughs, Age 12 and Older - Topic Overview

    Coughing is the body's way of removing foreign material or mucus from the lungs and upper airway passages -- or reacting to an irritated airway.

  5. Coughs, Age 12 and Older - Prevention

    There is no sure way to prevent a cough. To help reduce your risk, wash your hands frequently during the cold and flu season.

  6. Swine Flu and Pregnancy

    If you're pregnant, be proactive about swine flu. Take action to help prevent it and guard against serious problems for you and your baby.

  7. Influenza (Seasonal Flu) - 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. Should I get a flu shot? Should I take antiviral medicine for the flu? ...

  8. Influenza (Seasonal Flu) - Home Treatment

    If you have influenza, you can expect the illness to go away on its own in about 7 to 10 days. In the meantime, you can take steps to feel better.

  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) - Symptoms

    The symptoms of influenza (flu) appear suddenly and often include: Fever, which is usually continuous, but it may come and go.

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