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How to Unclog Ears From Congestion

How to Unclog Ears From Congestion

One of the more annoying symptoms of a cold is the congested nasal passages. As mucus builds up in your nasal passages, not only will you not be able to breathe through your nose and have to constantly wipe your runny nose, but you will also probably experience what feels like clogged ears. The pres......[Read More]
Cold Guide: Overview & Facts

Cold Guide: Overview & Facts

The common cold is truly common -- the most contagious infection you’ll encounter. In this section, we’ve separated fact from myth. Learn to prevent nasty colds.......[Read More]
H1N1 Swine Flu: No State Is Immune

H1N1 Swine Flu: No State Is Immune

The new H1N1 swine flu virus is circulating in "virtually all the U.S.," a CDC official says.......[Read More]
Flu Shot (Influenza Vaccine)

Flu Shot (Influenza Vaccine)

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of the flu vaccine including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
How Does a Decongestant Work?

How Does a Decongestant Work?

What it DoesSwelling of the mucus membrane tissue in the nose due to a cold, the flu or allergies causes difficulty breathing. According to FamilyDoctor.org, decongestants reduce blood flow to the blood vessels and thus reduce this swelling. A decongestant spray affects only the blood.........[Read More]
The 2011-12 Flu Season

The 2011-12 Flu Season

With the arrival of the 2011-12 flu season comes a lot of questions. What are the symptoms this year? Will I be protected if I got my flu shot? How can I prevent the flu? Find out more about the flu viruses circulating in the 2011-12 flu season and how you can protect yourself and your family.......[Read More]
Cough

Cough

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of cough, including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Don't Worry: Delaying Ear Tube Surgery Won't Harm Language Development

Don't Worry: Delaying Ear Tube Surgery Won't Harm Language Development

Until he was 6 months old Matthew Luber had a very rough life -- and so did his mother Mandy Luber.......[Read More]
Remedies for Cold Congestion

Remedies for Cold Congestion

Congestion is one of the worst parts of a cold: you feel like you can't breathe, and nothing you do seems to make the slightest bit of difference. Since there is no cure for the common cold, you have to treat the symptoms, and congestion is often at the top of the list. Addressing it means both redu......[Read More]
Antibiotics No Help for Sinus Cold

Antibiotics No Help for Sinus Cold

If you've had a head cold for 7-10 days, might antibiotics cure your stuffy sinuses? Not likely -- just a 1-in-15 chance, researchers find.......[Read More]
Rare Flu Virus in Labs Poses 'Very Low' Risk

Rare Flu Virus in Labs Poses 'Very Low' Risk

As labs in the U.S. and around the world destroy test kits containing a rare flu virus, the CDC says the virus poses "very low risk" to the public and lab workers.......[Read More]
Cold Flu Remedies

Cold Flu Remedies

Cold and Flu season is most commonly associated with winter, but in reality these illnesses can hit you at any time. You can expect to feel sick for about a week if you catch a cold or flu, but there are some remedies you can take in order to make yourself feel better while recovering from the illne......[Read More]
Cost of the Common Cold: $40 Billion

Cost of the Common Cold: $40 Billion

Between lost work, doctor visits, and cold medicine, the common cold costs the U.S. economy about $40 billion a year.......[Read More]
Cold and Flu Symptoms During Pregnancy

Cold and Flu Symptoms During Pregnancy

When a woman is pregnant, there is always the potential to catch a cold or the flu. Her body is going through so many changes that she will inevitably become a little more susceptible to these sorts of sickness. But, there is a difference between the two, and it is wise, especially for a pregnant wo......[Read More]
Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Are you doing all you can to strengthen your immune system? WebMD tells you which habits might be costing you immunity – and ways you can fight back.......[Read More]
Preparation for Avian Flu

Preparation for Avian Flu

The avian flu, or H5N1, is a type of flu that has led to the decimation of hundreds of millions of wild and domestic birds worldwide. While a few hundred people have been infected with avian flu, very few have died from the virus. The worst fear among the medical community is the possibility for avi......[Read More]
Flu Symptoms in Infants

Flu Symptoms in Infants

Babies can catch the flu, or influenza, just as easy as adults--if not easier. It can be very dangerous to infants since their immune system is not fully developed. There are symptoms to look for and ways to protect your baby from getting sick as often. Pay attention to any strange behavior or sympt......[Read More]
Beware Fake Swine Flu Drugs, FDA Warns

Beware Fake Swine Flu Drugs, FDA Warns

Beware fake "Tamiflu" sold over the Internet. The FDA finds pills advertised as Tamiflu aren't the real thing and pose risks to patients.......[Read More]
How to Make Cough Medicine with Lemon Juice

How to Make Cough Medicine with Lemon Juice

People have been using homemade and natural products to tame their coughs for centuries. Although we now have corner drugstores and 24-hour access to a variety of cough remedies on the shelf, many people are still turning to natural and home remedies in an effort to avoid the many additives that man......[Read More]
What Are the Stages of a Common Cold?

What Are the Stages of a Common Cold?

Everyone gets colds. The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory system--one of the most common in humans. Children have at least six to 10 colds a year because they are in close contact with each other during school. Most adults get a cold at least four times a year.......[Read More]