Cold & Flu Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

How Many People Die From the Flu Each Year?
Learn about yearly flu deaths in the United States and worldwide so you get an accurate picture of how serious influenza really is.

What Is the Difference Between Motrin and Advil?
Is there a difference between Motrin and Advil? Which should you use and why? Learn about the differences between Motrin and Advil.

Suffering From Cold Symptoms? Here's How to Treat Them
Suffering from cold symptoms? When it comes to cold treatments, you have options. This article will help you find the best way to treat a cold.

Safe Ways to Treat a Fever
There are good ways and bad ways to try to bring down a fever. Learn about them all so you'll know what to do and what not to do.

Seasonal Flu vs. Stomach Flu - Viruses
Do you really know the difference between the flu and the stomach flu? Learn about these two very different viruses and how they may affect you.

When To See a Doctor For Your Cough
Most of the time you don't need to worry but there are some coughs that are serious. Find out when you should see your doctor for a cough.

Choose the Right Medication for a Fever
Which medication is right for your fever? Once you have determine you have a fever, you need to know what you should take to bring it down.

How Often Should You Take Medication for Your Fever?
Once you have decided what medication to take for your fever, you need to know how often you can take it. See the guidelines for the most common fever reducers.

How to Reduce a Fever Without Medication
If you want to bring a fever down there are several things you can do without taking medication. Read our tips on ways to reduce a fever without medication and also how not to.

When to Go to the Doctor for a Fever
When do you need to see a doctor for your fever? If you or your child has a fever, you need to know when to call or go to the doctor.

Most Common Causes of Fever and Treatment
If you have a fever and don't know why, find out some common illnesses that cause fever. Finding out what could be causing the fever will help you decide what to do about it. Page 6.

What to Do About a Fever
When you have a fever, you need to know what your temperature is. Find out the right way to check your temperature and evaluate your fever.

Best Cold and Flu Medications for Your Symptoms
Do you need a decongestant, cough medication or something more natural to get relief from your cold and flu symptoms? Sort through the options here.

Should You Exercise When You Are Sick? (How to Tell)
When you get sick, do you wonder if you should exercise or not? It may depend on your illness and symptoms. Figure out how to know what to do.

What Does It Mean When I Have Green or Yellow Mucus?
Does green or yellow mucus mean you need antibiotics? You may be surprised to learn that it's not that simple.

People at High Risk for Flu Complications
Certain groups of people are at higher risk for complications from the flu than others. Find out who is and what they can do to protect themselves.

Why Do I Have to Get Some OTC Medications From the Pharmacist?
There are reasons you have to ask the pharmacist for your favorite decongestant now. Find out what they are and what changes may still be in store.

Over-the-Counter Cough and Cold Medications for Children
Cough and cold medications are not recommended for young children. Find out what products are safe for your kids and which to avoid.

Pepto-Bismol Isn't For Kids
Did you know Pepto-Bismol shouldn't be given to kids? Find out why this popular medication isn't safe and what you can do instead.

What Is Aleve and How Can It Help You?
Aleve is an over the counter pain reliever medication. Find out how it can help with your symptoms and whether or not it is right for you.

How Measles Is Like the Flu
Did you know measles starts out like the flu? Find out how these two illnesses are similar and why you should still be concerned about measles.

How Can I Tell If I Have Strep Throat?
It may be tempting to diagnose yourself with strep throat, but can you really tell if you have it based on symptoms alone?

Norovirus - The Cruise Ship Virus
Norovirus, also known as the

Why You Shouldn't Take Antibiotics That Aren't Prescribed for You
What's wrong with taking someone else's leftover antibiotics if you get sick? Find out the many reasons this common practice could put you at risk.

NeilMed's Sinus Rinse Product Review
NeilMed's Sinus Rinse is a device to help you irrigate your sinuses, which will relieve congestion and reduce irritation from pollutants.

Over the Counter Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers
You have options when choosing over the counter pain relievers and fever reducers. Find out how they are different and which one is right for you.

Our 6 Favorite Cold and Flu Remedies
What can you do to treat a cold or the flu when you get sick? Try these 6 favorites from an experienced nurse and mom.

Natural and Herbal Cold and Flu Treatments
Looking for natural and herbal cold and flu treatments? Find out how effective they are and what they can be used for.

Common Causes of Food Borne Illnesses
There are more germs out there in your food waiting to make you sick than you think. Learn about 6 of the most common food borne illnesses.

2016 Flu Symptoms
Find out what you need to know about the 2016 flu season - symptoms, treatments and prevention options.

Contraception and the Common Cold
Your choice of contraception - and how well it works - could be affected if you get sick. The meds you take could effect your birth control.

5 Ways to Care for a Child with a Cold
Treating a child with a cold is not the same as treating an adult. Children often need to stay home, rest, keep hydrated and take medication in some cases.

What Is Droplet Transmission and How Does It Affect Me?
Find out what droplet transmission means and what you should do to protect yourself from illnesses that are spread this way.

Do Antibacterial Soaps Do More Harm Than Good?
Antibacterial soaps and cleaners are everywhere these days. Do they actually keep us healthy or could they be contributing to antibiotic resistance?

Do You Really Need Antibiotics for an Ear Infection?
Should you take antibiotics for an ear infection? Find out when they are warranted and when they aren't. You may be surprised.

How to Care for a Child With the Flu
How to care for a child with the flu: You probably have a good idea what to do, but everyone can use a refresher course in the

How to Treat Vomiting
If you have a stomach virus and are vomiting, get tips on how to treat your vomiting without going to the doctor.

Evaluate Your Vomiting - Medications for Vomiting
There are a few medications available to help treat severe vomiting. They are available by prescription only, so you will need to see your health care provider if you need them. Page 6.

Do You Have Other Symptoms With Vomiting
Find out about symptoms that can be associated with vomiting and what they mean for you.

When to See a Doctor for Vomiting
Most people do not need to see a doctor when they are vomiting. However, there are some very important times when you will need to. Find out when you should be concerned enough to seek treatment

What to Do If You're Vomiting
To determine the best course of action when you are vomiting, you should begin with how it started and then you can figure out what to do next.

Vomiting - What is Causing Vomiting
Figuring out what is causing vomiting and how to treat it starts with what it looks like. If your vomit is a certain color or texture, it could signal a more serious situation.

What Type of Sinus Congestion Is Bothering You?
What type of sinus congestion do you have? In order to treat it, you must determine what kind of congestion you are dealing with.

Choosing the Right Medication for Your Sinus Congestion
There are many medications available to help relieve sinus congestion. Find out which one is right for you and your symptoms.

A Look at Common Causes of Sinus Congestion
Sick of that stuffy head feeling? Find out what could be causing your sinus congestion and learn what you can do about each possible cause.

All About Chickenpox
A profile of chicken pox, including signs and symptoms, treatment options and information about the varicella vaccine.

Zyrtec Drug Warnings and Side Effects
Zyrtec is an over the counter medication available for the treatment of seasonal allergies. Find out what you need to know about this medication.

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An index of categories in the

A Day by Day Look at Flu Symptoms
Want to know what it feels like to get the flu on a day by day basis? Find out what to expect if you get the flu and what you should do about it.

H1N1 Swine Flu Day 5 - Day by Day Look at H1N1 Swine Flu
What will happen on the fifth day that you have H1N1 swine flu? Learn about swine flu symptoms, what to expect and what to do on the fifth day that you have H1N1 swine flu symptoms.

H1N1 Swine Flu Day 6 - Day by Day Look at H1N1 Swine Flu
What will happen on the sixth day that you have H1N1 swine flu? Learn about swine flu symptoms, what to expect and what to do on the sixth day that you have H1N1 swine flu symptoms.

H1N1 Swine Flu Day 8 - Day by Day Look at H1N1 Swine Flu
What will happen on the eighth day that you have H1N1 swine flu? Learn about swine flu symptoms, what to expect and what to do on the eighth day that you have H1N1 swine flu symptoms.

What Is a Febrile Seizure? When They Occur and When To Be Concerned
Fevers and febrile seizures - when do they occur and what should you watch for?

How Long Does Walking Pneumonia Last?
Ever wondered,

What Is Whooping Cough and How Can You Prevent It?
Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a serious infection that causes nearly uncontrollable coughing, especially in infants and small children.

How Do You Stay Healthy?
We all want to stay healthy so we can avoid things like the flu and the common cold. How do you do it? Share your tips for staying healthy and learn a few things from other readers.

Have Questions About the Flu? Get the Facts
Do you have questions or concerns about the flu? Think you know it all already? See if your beliefs match up with the facts.

What Is Nasal Flaring
Nasal flaring is a common symptom in young children with colds, but it can also be a sign that a child is having a hard time breathing.

Salmonella Infections - What You Need to Know
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause infections in humans. Symptoms of salmonella infections (salmonellosis) include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps.

Why Do Our Throats Get Sore?
Find out why our throats get sore when we are sick and what you can do to feel better. Also find out when you should be concerned about a sore throat.

What Causes Congestion?
Why do we get congested and how does it happen? Learn about what happens in your body when your nose starts running or gets stuffed up.

What Are the First Signs of the Flu?
You may be familiar with flu symptoms, but do you know how it starts? It isn't like other respiratory infections. Find out what to expect.

What Are Symptoms of the Stomach Flu?
Could you have symptoms of the stomach flu? There can be more to it than just vomiting and diarrhea. Find out what you need to watch for.

Before You Buy Aleve Cold and Sinus
If you are considering taking Aleve Cold and Sinus for your cold or flu symptoms, you need to know what is in it and how it will affect you.

Why You Should Care About Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic resistance is a problem that affects us all. Learn how dangerous it can be for you and what you can do to help.

What Is an Upper Respiratory Infection?
Find out what an upper respiratory infection is, the common symptoms, what you can do about it and how to avoid getting one.

What You Should Know About Babies and Fevers
Babies and young children run fevers frequently. Find out when you should be concerned and what you can do if your baby has a fever.

What Is Post Nasal Drip?
Find out what post nasal drip is, where it comes from and what you can do about it.


How to Stay Healthy in College and Avoid the Flu
Get tips on staying healthy in college, from overall immunity to avoiding germs like colds and the flu.