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    Medical Reference Related to Cold & Flu

    1. Understanding Flu Symptoms

      Which symptoms signal the flu - and when is it time to call the doctor?

    2. Soothing Recipes for Colds

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

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

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

    4. Common Cold Prevention

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

    5. Flu or Cold Symptoms?

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

    6. 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.

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

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

    8. Colds - Topic Overview

      What are colds? Everyone gets a cold from time to time. Children get more colds than adults. Colds usually last 1 to 2 weeks. You can catch a cold at any time of year,but they are more common in late winter and early spring. There is no cure for a cold. Antibiotics will not cure a cold. If you catch a cold,treat the symptoms. What are the symptoms? Lots of different viruses cause colds,...

    9. Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) - Symptoms

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

    10. Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) - Topic Overview

      Although most cases of influenza (flu) get better without causing other problems,complications sometimes develop. Possible complications of flu include: Pneumonia,which is an inflammation of the lungs. Primary influenza viral pneumonia develops soon (24 to 36 hours) after flu symptoms start and does not get better with antibiotics. It rarely causes death in young,healthy people,but it can ...

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