Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about the common cold, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
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What You Need to Know Before Getting Vaccinated
When you have RA, you have approximately double the risk of infection compared to the general population because of your suppressed immune system. But before you get vaccinated to protect yourself, this is what you need to know.
Should I Exercise When I'm Sick?
Some people believe in sweating out the sickness — but is it safe?
Can the Flu Make My RA Symptoms Worse?
When you have rheumatoid arthritis, getting a cold or the flu can add stress to your immune system and make your symptoms worse.
Cold Remedies on Methotrexate?
Methotrexate helps control rheumatoid arthritis, but it also makes you vulnerable to colds. Here are the cold remedies you can safely take.
4 Ways to Boost Your Immune System
With these simple strategies you can increase your chances of staying healthy during cold and flu season.
When to Skip an Antibiotic
When you’re ill, it’s understandable to want to shorten your misery by taking an antibiotic. Here’s why that’s not always such a good idea.
How to Treat the Common Cold
As many as 200 different viruses can cause colds, so no one drug exists to cure one. Taking antibiotics will neither prevent sinus infections nor improve cold symptoms. Here’s what to do instead.
Prep for Cold and Flu Season
Summer ends, the kids head back to school, and most of us settle down for what we think will be a crisp and delightful Autumn. Instead, what usually happens is that cold and flu season strikes well before winter comes calling. Get a leg up on the sea...