Cold and Flu

Do you have a cold, flu or something in between? Learn about flu and cold symptoms, medicine and remedies to get back in top shape in no time.

13 Foods That Are High in Zinc to Help You Fight Your Next Cold

When flu season comes around, eating foods high in zinc may help protect against the cold and flu. Here's how...


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7 Safety Tips You Need to Know Before You Use a Neti Pot

Whether you're a frequent neti pot user or it's your first time, these tips will ensure your sinuses are cleared...


This Is What You Should Drink If You Feel a Cold Coming on, According to Science

Boosting your immunity could be as simple as drinking this popular hot beverage daily.


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11 Canker Sore Remedies to Reduce Inflammation and Heal Quickly

These ulcers on your tongue, gums or inside your lips or cheeks have a host of possible causes—allergies, injury, infection,...


7 Surprising Ways Your Body Responds to the Common Cold

Feeling irritable, moody, and unable to concentrate when you have a cold? It's not you being a grump—it's your body's...


10 Natural Cough Remedies that Are Worth Trying

Got a nagging cough? Before you reach for a drugstore suppressant, try one of these home remedies for soothing cough...


This Is the Reason Why Fevers Make You Feel Cold

It's not because of all those ice pops you ate for breakfast.


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30 Everyday Mistakes That Raise Your Risk of Catching a Cold

No one wants to get sick, but somehow we always do. Here's what you could be doing better to stave...

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12 Things You Could Use in Your DIY Flu-Fighting Kit

Flu season is here! Be prepared with a flu-fighting kit filled with remedies recommended by health care professionals.


This Is Exactly How to Handle 14 Awkward Flu Season Situations

Top manners experts offer their tips on how to handle those excruciatingly uncomfortable (and germy) moments that pop up during...


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7 Things Parents Should Know About the Flu in Children

Anyone who has endured the flu knows it isn't fun—and that's especially true of the flu in children. Here's how...


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Eating These Foods May Help You Fight the Flu This Season

As soon as the leaves on the trees start turning, you can bet that it's cold and flu season. Here's...


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12 Cold Sore Remedies You Didn’t Know You Could Make at Home

Look in your cabinets for some potential cold sore relief—and possibly ways to prevent future breakouts, too


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To Shut Down Your Next Cold, Eat Some Southeast Asian Food

When you're feeling congested, a steaming hot bowl of Thai curry or some delicious Indian vindaloo might just help you...


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Had the Flu or Pneumonia? Watch Out for Your Heart

As if suffering symptoms of a respiratory infection such as a cold, the flu, bronchitis, or pneumonia isn't miserable enough,...


Got the Sniffles? If You’re Lonely, You Could Feel Even Worse

We don't yet know how to cure the common cold, but we know one factor that definitely makes it feel...

Do You Need to Toss Your Makeup After a Cold?

Let's talk about germs on your favorite beauty products. Do you really need to throw out that prized, discontinued lipstick?


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17 Natural Cold Remedies That Really Work

Turn your kitchen cabinet into a medicine cabinet with these home remedies for colds that feature herbs, spices, and other...


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12 Tips for When You’re Too Darn Busy to Get Sick

Here, the immunity-boosting tips you need to stop from getting sick this cold and flu season.


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How to Avoid a Red, Peeling Nose When You’ve Got the Sniffles

Constantly blowing your nose could leave you with a chapped nose. Here's how to prevent dryness and redness


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How Bad Is It to Kiss Someone When They Have a Cold?

A good smooch is a nice thing with the right someone, but should you still pucker up if they're under...

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Lost Your Voice? Try These Tips to Treat Laryngitis Quickly

Colds and the flu are a primary cause for laryngitis. Get back up and communicating faster with this advice on...


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Here’s How to Take the Sting Out of Your Annual Flu Shot

No one likes a jab in the arm, but fear of flu shot pain shouldn't keep you from making this...


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Nose Always Running? 12 Surprising Reasons You Have the Sniffles

If you can’t stop reaching for the tissues, one of these causes might be behind your runny nose.


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This Year’s Flu Season Basics

Yep, it's that time of year again! Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming flu season, flu vaccines...


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H1N1: A Report Card on the Swine Flu Pandemic of 2009-2010

This report sheds light on the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010 and the lessons we can learn from it.


Flu Fighters: True Stories of the Swine Flu Pandemic

Surprising accounts -- and lifesaving lessons -- from the race to stay ahead of the virus sweeping the world.