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  1. Antibiotics and Colds

    Antibiotics won't help your cold, yet many people assume they will. WebMD explains why using antibiotics for a virus is a bad idea.

  2. Vitamin C for the Common Cold

    WebMD explains the role vitamin C plays in preventing and treating the common cold.

  3. Flu Emergency: When to Call a Doctor

    Learn more from WebMD about serious flu-related complications and when to seek care for symptoms of a flu emergency.

  4. Home Remedies for Fast Flu Relief

    Are you sick with the flu? WebMD explains home remedies that can help ease your symptoms.

  5. Relief From Cold Aches and Pains

    Got a stuffy cold that's making you hurt? Learn more from WebMD about what you can do to get relief from the aches and pains.

  6. Echinacea for the Common Cold

    WebMD explores the use of the herb echinacea to prevent and treat the common cold.

  7. Common Cold: Too Sick to Work?

    If you're showing signs of an illness like a cold, it's tough to know whether or not to go to work. These guidelines from WebMD can help.

  8. Keeping Colds and Other Contagious Infections Contained

    WebMD tells you how to prevent getting that cold, flu, or pinkeye your family member or coworker has.

  9. Diabetes and Colds

    Catching colds when you have diabetes may cause dangerous changes in your blood sugar levels. WebMD tells you how to stay well -- even with colds -- so you can prevent diabetes complications.

  10. When a Cold Becomes a Sinus Infection

    WebMD explains sinusitis, an infection that can occur in the wake of a cold or with allergies.

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