Trying to get over a cold? There are lots of things you can do to ease the symptoms as you get better. Here some easy ones.
When a cold strikes, chicken soup and hot tea can ease your symptoms. The reason: heat. As the warmth moves down your throat toward your stomach, it helps loosen mucus, making
Are you fed up with your stubborn cough? There are many reasons why a cough may not improve, and that can be frustrating for people and their doctors alike.
The most common cause of chronic cough is predictable. It's the aftermath of a cold or other viral infection, says Norman H. Edelman, MD, chief
Nighttime coughs can be sleep-wreckers. The key is to soothe your ticklish throat and over-sensitive airways before you go to bed. Drink herbal tea with honey. Get into the habit of having a mug of non-caffeinated tea before bed. "Any warm liquid can help break up mucus in your airways," says Norman
Ah, the joys of winter. Eggnog, ice skating ... (cough cough cough). Constant cough can stop you in your tracks. “Even a little cough can be debilitating,” says Mark Yoder, MD, assistant professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Cold and flu seas
Suffering the symptoms of a cold is bad enough by day. At night, it can be worse. Blocked sinuses can make it so hard to breathe that you spend all night in a misery of tossing and turning. WebMD asked cold and sleep experts around the country for advice on how to breathe easier at night while you’r
During cold and flu season, we all know to steer clear of people who are coughing and sneezing. We wash our hands often to avoid germs. What else can we do? Research suggests that following the right diet can not only help prevent colds and flu, but help ease symptoms if we get sick. Doctors have lo
Q: I figure I'll pick up a cold or the flu at some point from all the sniffling, coughing students in my classes. How do I know when to seek medical help? A: You're right. Because you spend a lot of time around other people, your chances of getting a cold or the flu this winter are high. Remember
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THURSDAY, Sept. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Although more Americans than ever are getting their annual flu shots, U.S. health officials said Thursday that the rates could be better and urged virtually all Americans to get vaccinated for the coming flu season. "Our me
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MONDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- An experiment based on the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic may have helped scientists move closer to developing a universal flu vaccine, according to a new study. Researchers at Imperial College London, in England, asked 342 staff
Winter is upon us, and with it, the peak of cold and flu season. How can you keep your child from catching a nasty virus? Parents have two main weapons, says Bridget Boyd, MD. She's the director of the newborn nursery at Loyola University Health System in Chicago. The first: good hygiene. "The best