Infectious Diseases

Common Cold

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about the common cold, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

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Do You Know How to Treat the Common Cold?

There are Dos and Dont’s when it comes to treating the common cold. Do you know how to most effectively get through the sneezing?

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Summertime Cold? Natural Remedies that May Work for You

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...

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Do you Know These Cold and Flu Facts?

Do chicken soup and Vitamin C really work against colds? Can being cold cause you to catch a cold? Think you know the facts about cold and flu? Take this quiz and find out!

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How to Survive Cold and Flu Season with Low Back Pain

If coughing and sneezing hurts your lower back, you've found the right place to learn more about surviving cold and flu season with low back pain.

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Can I Take Amoxicillin For A Cold

Question Asked by chrissy Can I Take Amoxicillin For A Cold I have just a sinus cold, runny nose and a slight headache. Would amoxicillin 500mg get rid of my cold if taken as prescribed? Thank you. Answer No, amoxicillin will not get rid of your cold ...

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The Facts on Treating the Common Cold

Feed a cold… starve a fever… drinking milk makes more mucus… There are many myths masquerading as facts on cold remedies and treatments. Get the facts on how to manage your cold.

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Weighing In: Will fasting help my immune system?

_Question: I have a terrible cold that I have been trying to get rid of. We’ve all been told to have chicken soup and drink orange juice to help get rid of a cold. However, I have also read that fasting helps build the immune system. So, am I better ...