Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about the common cold, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
When you’re suffering from nasal congestion and fatigue, it can be tough to determine whether you have an ordinary cold or something more serious like the flu.
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.
Some people believe in sweating out the sickness — but is it safe?
When you have rheumatoid arthritis, getting a cold or the flu can add stress to your immune system and make your symptoms worse.
Methotrexate helps control rheumatoid arthritis, but it also makes you vulnerable to colds. Here are the cold remedies you can safely take.
It’s the age-old question of — sleep it out, or sweat it out? Which is the best for your body to heal?
Can you get the flu after you’ve already had the flu? Is it too late to get your shot? We’ve tapped experts to answer these questions — and more.
With these simple strategies you can increase your chances of staying healthy during cold and flu season.
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.
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.
Living in Argentina puts me in the opposite seasons as those I write for. Even though many don’t think of Argentina as a "cold" place, it can actually get quite chilly. Here many are going through the common winter cold, myself included, w...