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  1. Are You Making Your Cold Worse?

    Some common mistakes can make your cold symptoms worse -- or prevent you from getting better.

  2. Motion Sickness - Topic Overview

    What is motion sickness?If you've ever been sick to your stomach on a rocking boat or a bumpy airplane ride, you know the discomfort of motion sickness. It doesn't cause long-term problems, but it can make your life miserable, especially if you travel a lot.Children from 5 to 12 years old, women, and older adults get motion sickness more than others do. It's rare in children younger than 2.Motion sickness is sometimes called airsickness, seasickness, or carsickness.What are the symptoms?Motion sickness can cause:A general feeling that you're ill.Nausea.Vomiting.Headache.Sweating.Symptoms will usually go away soon after the motion stops.What causes motion sickness?You get motion sickness when one part of your balance-sensing system (your inner ear, eyes, and sensory nerves) senses that your body is moving, but the other parts don't. For example, if you are in the cabin of a moving ship, your inner ear may sense the motion of waves, but your eyes don't see any movement. This conflict

  3. Motion Sickness - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about motion sickness:What is motion sickness?Getting treatment:What antiemetics can help prevent motion sickness?What antihistamines are used for motion sickness?Living with motion sickness:How does ginger help with motion sickness?How do acupressure bands help with motion sickness?

  4. Diabetes and the Flu

    If you have diabetes, getting a flu can be quite serious. WebMD tells you how to handle the flu or avoid getting one.

  5. Check Your Symptoms

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

  6. Ear Infection and Hearing Loss - Topic Overview

    An ear infection may sometimes cause a temporary or reversible hearing loss. This generally occurs because the infection blocks sound from passing through the ear canal or middle ear to the inner ear. When sound is blocked like this,it is known as conductive hearing loss. You may hear sounds as muffled or indistinct. See a picture of the ear. Types of infection that may cause temporary or ...

  7. Understanding Swimmer's Ear -- Treatment

    Do you have swimmer's ear? Find out how it's treated from the experts at WebMD.

  8. Frequent Nosebleeds - Topic Overview

    Nosebleeds that recur often are commonly caused by bleeding from the front of the nose (anterior epistaxis). Common causes of this type of nosebleed are: Blowing or picking the nose. Structural problems in the nose,either present from birth (congenital) or caused by an injury. Low humidity. Minor health problems,such as colds or allergies. Minor injuries to the nose. Medicines. Examples ...

  9. Flu Statistics: What Are Your Odds of Getting the Flu?

    Here are the latest flu vaccine statistics for the U.S.

  10. 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.

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