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    Medical Reference Related to Cold & Flu

    1. Soothing Recipes for Colds

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

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

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

    3. Common Cold Prevention

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

    4. Flu or Cold Symptoms?

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

    5. When Should I See a Doctor for a Cold or Flu?

      Most colds and flu don't require a doctor's care. However, as WebMD explains, if you have any of these six symptoms, see your doctor.

    6. How to Choose Over-the-Counter Cold and Flu Meds

      How do you choose a cold/flu remedy? Get tips to fend off symptoms.

    7. Avian Influenza (Bird 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.

    8. Avian Influenza (Bird 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? ...

    9. Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) - Cause

      The influenza virus causes the classic flu. Health professionals classify the virus as influenza type A and type B, each of which includes several subtypes or strains.

    10. Coughs, Age 12 and Older - Topic Overview

      A cough that is more noticeable when your child is lying down is usually caused by mucus running down the back of the throat (postnasal drip) from an upper respiratory infection,such as a cold,sinusitis,or allergy. A child usually has a runny or stuffy nose,may be irritable,and may have a fever. Home treatment is usually all that is needed to provide relief for this type of cough. A cough ...

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