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Medical Reference Related to Cold & Flu

  1. Frequently Asked Questions About the Common Cold

    What causes the common cold? Why isn't there a vaccine to prevent it? Can a chill cause a cold? WebMD answers frequently asked questions about the common cold.

  2. Coughs, Age 12 and Older - Home Treatment

    Information on home treatment of coughing.

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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? ...

  6. Influenza (Seasonal Flu) - Medications

    Information on drugs used to treat flu (influenza).

  7. Influenza (Seasonal Flu) - Prevention

    Learn about ways to prevent catching the flu (influenza).

  8. Ear Infections - Exams and Tests

    Middle ear infections are usually diagnosed using a health history, a physical exam, and an ear exam. With a middle ear infection, the eardrum, when seen through a pneumatic otoscope, is red or yellow and bulging. In the case of fluid buildup without infe

  9. Ear Infections - Medications

    Antibiotics can treat ear infections. However, most children with ear infections get better without them. Get the facts.

  10. Ear Infections - What Happens

    Middle ear infections (otitis media) usually occur along with an upper respiratory infection, such as a cold.

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