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Why do ear infections often occur with a cold or the flu?

The common cold and the Flu are responsible for many symptoms, like a cough, sore throat and stuffy nose. However, it is less widely known that ear pain can often accompany the Flu and colds. It is im...
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When is it OK to visit your doctor with a common cold?

We've been told often enough that visiting the doctor with a common cold, is not only a waste of time, but there are no medications or antibiotics that they can prescribe, because it's a virus and it ...
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Old Wive’s Tale – Cold & Flu Prevention – Fact or Fiction?

There are plenty of old wives' tales which have dictated how we look after ourselves during the cold and Flu season, but how many are actually true and which ones are not based in reality? Starve a...
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Flu Symptoms – Why Does Stomach Flu Cause Your Joints and Muscles to Ache?

Contracting the Flu means going through some of the most unpleasant symptoms, while the virus works its way through the body. Along with most viruses, the symptoms can last for up to a week before it ...
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Sore Throat – Is it the Start of a Cold or Something Else?

Having a sore throat can make you feel awful, especially if it is painful and lasting longer than a couple of days. It can be an indicator that a virus has penetrated the system, or it could be a bact...
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What can I do naturally to prevent catching a common cold or flu?

Catching a cold or the Flu seems almost inevitable during the winter season, but there are many ways to avoid contracting these viruses. You don't need to hide away from the rest of society for months...
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Supplements to Help Prevent Cold & Flu – A Closer Look

In today's society, it is difficult to avoid being around people who have unwittingly contracted a cold or Flu virus. However, by eating a healthy diet and supplementing wisely, we can work to prevent...
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Flu Relief for the Elderly

The Flu is a virus that is not necessarily a severe threat to everyone that catches it. However, for the elderly, this particular virus could be a potential risk to life. Complications can set in and ...
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How Does the Weather Give Us Symptoms of a Cough and Cold?

It has always been said that the winter is the season of the Flu, coughs and colds; but is this really the case, or is it a coincidence that we pick up certain viruses at this time of year? Could it b...
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Do You Have Influenza Symptoms? What Exactly is Flu?

Throughout the winter, there is always a possibility of picking up a virus and having influenza symptoms. It may not necessarily mean that you have caught the Flu, but it is useful to know the differe...

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