Category Archives: Cold & Flu

7 Clear Signs You Have the Flu

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Is It Normal to Feel Neck Pain With a Cold?

Neck pain, or a sore neck, can be a regular symptom of the common cold, a flu virus, or other illness such as meningitis—a dangerous condition that needs immediate medical treatment. How Can a Cold Cause Neck Pain? There are numerous causes of neck pain; when associated with a cold or similar illness, a handful…

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When to See Your Doctor for Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting have many possible causes, some benign and some serious. No matter what the cause, nausea, and vomiting feel awful and can be debilitating—and a sudden episode can be very scary. The first step to getting better is narrowing down why you got sick in the first place. Food poisoning, stomach viruses, pregnancy,…

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Itchy Eyes, Nose, Throat and Skin

Itching is an annoying symptom. Whether it’s due to allergies, an illness or something else, it can be bothersome to say the least. Common parts of the body that may itch include the eyes, face, nose, throat and skin. There are others as well, but we will focus on these here.  Itchy Eyes Itchy eyes…

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Evaluate Your Sinus Congestion

What does your sinus congestion look like? What is it doing? Let’s look at the possibilities. Do you have a runny nose? It could be a cold. It may be allergies. Is your head stuffed up, making it difficult to breathe through your nose? It may be a cold. It could be a sinus infection (sinusitis). It may be the flu.…

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8 Reasons You Have a Runny Nose

Does every season seem to be the season for a runny nose? That is because there are 8 common reasons you can have rhinorrhea (runny nose), and not all of them are limited to winter. In fact, there are many reasons to have a runny nose all year long. Despite this bad news, there are…

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Why You Might Lose Weight When You’re Sick

If you have ever had a stomach bug for more than a few hours, you may have noticed that you drop a few pounds. Not eating and vomiting everything you have eaten for the past day or so will do that. But does that weight actually stay off? Causes When you have gastroenteritis (more often called…

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What Is Lethargy?

Lethargy is not a symptom specific to any one particular disease. Rather, it could be a symptom of different diseases and health conditions. It can be a normal response to factors such as not getting enough sleep, stress, or eating poorly. When lethargy develops as a response to various life situations, it resolves with rest, increased…

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Cold and Flu Prevention

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” said Benjamin Franklin. Old Ben knew what he was talking about. Although we can’t thwart every illness, most of the time, doing things to prevent common infections like the cold and flu is better than trying to “cure” them. Everyday Techniques for Preventing Colds and…

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What Are the First Signs of the Flu?

When you get a cold or other upper respiratory infection, it usually starts out slowly. You may feel a headache, a mild sore or irritated throat, some congestion or any number of other cold symptoms. They start out mild and get worse after two to three days and then gradually go away. That is not how…

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Airborne Supplement

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How Flu Shots Work and Why They Sometimes Don’t

Flu shots take many months to manufacture, so the formula for the vaccine is developed during the previous year’s flu season. Three or four different strains of the influenza virus are chosen to be included in the vaccine to (hopefully) provide as much protection to as many people as possible. Researchers look at the strains…

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