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  1. Understanding Common Cold -- Symptoms

    WebMD's guide to symptoms of the common cold.

  2. Understanding Common Cold -- Treatments

    Get tips about treating the common cold from the experts at WebMD.

  3. Understanding Swimmer's Ear -- Symptoms

    Get the basics on the symptoms of swimmer's ear from the experts at WebMD.

  4. Understanding Swimmer's Ear -- Prevention

    Get the basics on prevention of swimmer's ear from the experts at WebMD.

  5. Understanding Sore Throat - the Basics

    Get the basics on sore throat from the experts at WebMD.

  6. Symptoms of Ear Infection - Topic Overview

    Ear pain may be the first symptom of an ear infection,especially if you have moderate to severe ear pain during or shortly after you have a cold. Other symptoms of an ear infection may include: Swelling,heat,or tenderness around or behind the ear. Redness of the ear,ear canal,or skin around or behind the ear. Drainage from the ear that does not look like earwax. Itching of the ear or ...

  7. Understanding Swimmer's Ear -- the Basics

    Get the basics on swimmer's ear from the experts at WebMD.

  8. Productive Coughs - Topic Overview

    A productive cough helps clear mucus (sputum) and foreign material from the airways. Mucus may be made in the lungs because of bronchitis,pneumonia,or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Colds and allergies may produce mucus that drains down the back of the throat ( postnasal drainage ). Home treatment may be all that is needed to provide relief if you have a productive cough and ...

  9. Recurrent Ear Infections and Persistent Effusion - Topic Overview

    Some doctors may recommend the use of daily antibiotics for prevention (prophylaxis) of ear infection if your child has many recurrent ear infections. Talk to your doctor about this. Antibiotics can reduce by 1 the number of infections that would have occurred without antibiotics. If your child has at least 3 ear infections in a 6-month period or has 4 ear infections in 1 year,your doctor may ...

  10. Understanding Sore Throat -- Prevention

    Learn about preventing sore throats.

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