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Infectious Diseases

8 Myths About Colds and Flu

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You should avoid dairy when you have a cold


Swine flu comes from eating pork products


The flu shot can give you the flu


Cold and flu sufferers always need antibiotics


Catching a cold means your immune system is weak


Feed a cold and starve a fever


Cold and flu viruses are only spread through the air


If you get the flu once in a season, you can't get it again


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