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Medical Reference Related to Cold & Flu

  1. I’ve Got a Cold: What Can I Do?

    Colds are miserable. WebMD tells you what to do - and what not to do - if you're suffering.

  2. Frequently Asked Questions About the Common Cold

    What causes the common cold? Why isn't there a vaccine to prevent it? Can a chill cause a cold? WebMD answers frequently asked questions about the common cold.

  3. Common Cold

    Sneezing, scratchy throat, runny nose — everyone knows the first signs of a cold. Learn more from WebMD about who, when, and why colds are so common.

  4. Frequently Asked Questions About Bird Flu

    Should you be concerned about a particularly bad strain of bird flu - H5N1? WebMD went to public health experts to get answers to your questions about how it is spread, its symptoms, and how to prevent it.

  5. Coughs, Age 12 and Older - Home Treatment

    Information on home treatment of coughing.

  6. Coughs, Age 12 and Older - Topic Overview

    Coughing is the body's way of removing foreign material or mucus from the lungs and upper airway passages -- or reacting to an irritated airway.

  7. Coughs, Age 12 and Older - Prevention

    There is no sure way to prevent a cough. To help reduce your risk, wash your hands frequently during the cold and flu season.

  8. Coughs, Age 12 and Older - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Coughs.

  9. Swine Flu and Pregnancy

    If you're pregnant, be proactive about swine flu. Take action to help prevent it and guard against serious problems for you and your baby.

  10. Influenza (Seasonal Flu) - What Happens

    Influenza (flu) usually comes on suddenly. In many cases you can pinpoint the hour when symptoms started. Symptoms develop 1 to 4 days after you are infected. Classic flu involves fever for about 3 days, followed by a gradual decrease in other symptoms.

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