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  1. Nasal Sprays for Cold Relief

    Learn more about nasal sprays and how this cold remedy may help you breathe better.

  2. Flu Test: Detecting Flu Viruses

    Find out how a flu test can help you feel better sooner.

  3. Antibiotics and Colds

    Have a common cold? Antibiotics aren’t the answer. Learn when you actually need them and why it's a bad idea to take them when you don't.

  4. Complications of the Common Cold

    Learn about common cold complications such as sinusitis, bronchitis and ear infection. Find out the signs and symptoms and how cold complications are treated.

  5. Is It a Common Cold or Allergies?

    Sometimes colds and allergies have similar symptoms. Learn how to tell the difference.

  6. Common Cold Prevention

    The best way to treat the common cold is to prevent getting it in the first place. These tips can help.

  7. Causes of the Common Cold

    Learn more about the hundreds of viruses that can cause the common cold.

  8. Anthrax - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about anthrax:What is anthrax?How does anthrax spread?What are the symptoms of anthrax infection?How is anthrax infection treated?What can I do to lower my risk of exposure?Being diagnosed:How is anthrax diagnosed?How can anthrax be distinguished from the flu?Getting treatment:How is anthrax treated?Can anthrax be prevented?What should I do if I think I have been exposed to anthrax? ...

  9. Anthrax - Topic Overview

    What is anthrax?Anthrax is a potentially fatal disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. These bacteria produce spores that can spread the infection. Spores are bacteria in a resting stage. Like plant seeds, they are not active until they germinate. Anthrax in humans is rare unless the spores are spread intentionally. Anthrax usually develops in cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. ...

  10. Zinc for Colds: Lozenges & Nasal Sprays

    Can zinc prevent or reduce the duration of cold symptoms? Learn more about zinc's benefits as a cold remedy from the experts at WebMD.

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