Cold and Flu Slideshows
Signs It Could Be More Than a Cold
- Symptoms of Immune System Problems
Your immune system is your main line of defense against infection and illness. Learn the warning signs that yours isn’t working the way it should.
- How to Avoid Infectious Diseases
The right habits will lower your chances of catching an infectious disease. Learn what you can do to help yourself stay healthy.
- First-Aid Kit for Flu, Cold, and COVID-19
Do you have all you need to deal with a cold, the flu, or COVID-19 at home? Stock up on these supplies so you’re ready should you get sick.
- What Doctors Do to Boost Their Immune Systems
How can you make your immune system stronger? Why not try what the pros try?
- The Truth About Hand Sanitizer
Hand sanitizers are a convenient way to kill germs. But do they really work? Here’s what we found.
- Mistakes You’re Making With Antibacterial Wipes
Antibacterial wipes are a quick and easy way to kill germs when you use them the right way. Learn the dos and don’ts.
- Why Do I Have the Chills? Reasons Other Than Fever
Chills and fever often come as a combo, but sometimes chills happen with a normal temperature. Find out what could be behind these types of shivers.
- What You Need to Know About Fever
Fever may arise with an illness or infection. Find out what causes a fever, when treatment may be necessary, and how to treat it.
- Things That Suppress Your Immune System
A strong immune system is your best protection against infections and illnesses. Find out what can weaken that defense.
- How Long Am I Contagious?
You don’t want to pass on germs when you’re feeling sick. But it could happen if you don’t know how long you’re contagious. Find out how long you can pass certain illnesses on to other people.
- Signs It Could Be More Than a Cold
Is it just a run-of-the-mill cold, or something else, like the flu, allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis, or pneumonia? Here’s how to tell.
- Natural Cough Remedies
Got a cough that just won’t quit? Find out if these home remedies really help.
- What’s Causing Your Nagging Cough?
Sometimes a cough is just a cough. But if it sticks around for a while, you may have something more serious. Find out more about what may be causing your nagging cough.
- Why You’re Losing Your Voice
Trouble talking? Find out what medical condition might be making you hoarse.
- Germiest Places in Your Office
Some of the germiest things in an office aren't necessarily what you'd expect. Find out where to beware, and what you can do to avoid getting sick.
- Guide to Your Immune System
Your immune system is the guardian of your galaxy, protecting your body from all sorts of germs and invaders. From your skin to tiny cells, learn about the parts your immune system, what they do, how they work together, and what can happen when it malfunctions.
- Germy Things You Touch Every Day
You touch lots of stuff every day. Where do the germs hide? Find out more about where you pick up the germs that make you sick.
- How to Clean After Illness
A room-by-room look at how and what to disinfect after someone in your family has been sick.
- How to Safely Use Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics
Is a fluoroquinolone the right antibiotic for you? Consider the risks and benefits for your condition before you choose.
- What Caused Your Cough?
You have an annoying cough, and you’re not sure why. Many things can be behind it. Find out about some of those here.
- What to Eat -- and Avoid -- When You Have a Cold
What you eat and drink when you have a cold can affect how you feel and how long you’re sick. Find out which foods can help and hurt.
- Public Hot Spots for Germs
A lot of public places have more germs than a toilet seat. See you where bacteria and viruses lurk, from playgrounds to elevators to hotel rooms.
- Do I Have the Flu?
Ready for flu season? Learn about symptoms, treatments, vaccines, and more.
- Slideshow: Looking Good When You're Feeling Bad
See how you can still look great even when you're sniffling and sneezing. Take care of runny eyes, dry skin, and a red nose with these tips.
- Slideshow: Tips for Calming Your Cough
Can't stop coughing? See home cough remedies and other cough treatments. And find out when it's time to see a doctor for your cough.
- 10 Ways to Rest Better With a Cold
From nasal sprays to cold medicine, find solutions for congestion, coughing, and sore throat so you can get a good night's rest.
- 10 Foods to Eat When You Have the Flu
Photos of top foods for when you have the flu. WebMD shows you soothing, nutritious foods to try at home to help you feel better as you treat flu symptoms.
- Is It a Cold or the Flu?
Parsing the difference between a cold and flu isn't so easy. WebMD's slideshow explains how to tell the difference - and how to treat your symptoms.
- 15 Foods That Boost Your Immune System
See foods that may help build your immune system to help you stay healthy and fight illness. Featuring nutritious and antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, and more.
- Slideshow: Anatomy of a Sore Throat
WebMD explores the types and causes of sore throat, including strep throat, and shows you how to find relief from that raw, scratchy feeling.
- Natural Cold and Flu Remedies
Can using a Neti pot relieve the sinus pain and congestion associated with cold and flu? Does echinacea shorten the duration of a cold? WebMD explores which natural cold and flu remedies really work.