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  1. Ear Infections - Cause

    Learn about middle ear infections, which are caused by bacteria and viruses.

  2. Coughs, Age 12 and Older - Check Your Symptoms

    This tool will help you check your symptoms if you have a cough.

  3. Laryngitis - Topic Overview

    What is laryngitis?Laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice box, or larynx (say LAIR-inks), that causes your voice to become raspy or hoarse. Laryngitis can be short-term or long-lasting (chronic). Most of the time, it comes on quickly and lasts no more than 2 weeks. Chronic symptoms are those that last 2 weeks or longer. Check with your doctor if your symptoms last longer than 2 weeks. Your laryngitis may be caused by more severe problems.What causes laryngitis?Laryngitis can be caused by:Colds or the flu. This is the most common cause. Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Overuse of your voice, such as cheering at a sports event. Irritation, such as from allergies or smoke.Use of inhaled steroid medicines (such as those used to treat asthma). Problems with the way you talk or sing.Acid reflux is the most common cause of chronic laryngitis. But chronic laryngitis may be caused by more severe problems such as nerve damage, sores, polyps, cancer, or hard

  4. Swimmer's Ear (Otitis Externa) - Topic Overview

    What is swimmer's ear? Swimmer's ear (otitis externa) is an inflammation or infection of the ear canal,the passage that leads from the outer ear to the eardrum. This condition is called swimmer's ear because it commonly occurs in people who have been swimming. But other people can get it too. What causes swimmer's ear? You can get swimmer's ear when bacteria grow in your ear canal. This ...

  5. Is Your Earache Just a Cold or an Ear Infection?

    WebMD explains the difference between earaches caused by a cold and those caused by an ear infection.

  6. Understanding Flu Symptoms

    WebMD tells you which symptoms signal the flu - and when to call the doctor.

  7. Cold and Flu FAQ: How to Soothe Your Child

    Does your child have a cold or the flu? Get answers to frequently asked questions.

  8. Chicken Soup, Ginger Tea, and Other Soothing Recipes for Colds

    Can chicken soup -- or hot tea -- really help common cold symptoms?

  9. Common Cold Prevention

    Discover how frequent hand washing can be the most effective means for cold prevention.

  10. Flu or Cold Symptoms?

    Do you have flu or cold symptoms? Learn more about the two and how to tell the difference.

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