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Flu / Cold / SARS Posted on 02 Nov, 2018
Emergen-C is a dietary supplement that claims to support the immune system. Some people take it to treat colds. We look at whether Emergen-C works or not.
Flu / Cold / SARS Posted on 23 Oct, 2018
Despite the association between cold weather and getting sick, it is viruses that cause colds and the flu. However, colder temperatures may increase a person’s risk of developing an illness. Learn more here.
Flu / Cold / SARS Posted on 25 Sep, 2018
Bronchopneumonia is pneumonia that affects the bronchi of the lungs, causing inflammation. It often results from a bacterial infection, but viruses and fungi can also cause it. Symptoms include coughing, breathing problems, and fever. It can resolve in a few weeks but, if not treated, can be life-threatening.
Flu / Cold / SARS Posted on 05 Sep, 2018
New research examines several surfaces in a major airport during the peak flu season. The study reveals which surfaces have the highest number of viruses.
Flu / Cold / SARS Posted on 30 Aug, 2018
Respiratory syncytial virus infection is common among babies and causes symptoms similar to a cold. Most of the time, it goes away within 1 to 2 weeks, but the virus can also cause severe problems with breathing in some cases. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment options for caregivers here.
Flu / Cold / SARS Posted on 06 Aug, 2018
Fever is common in toddlers and usually resolves on its own. At times, a rash can develop after the fever passes. Causes of a rash after fever in toddlers include roseola, scarlet fever, fifth disease, and hand, foot, and mouth disease. Learn about these common childhood illnesses and when to see a doctor here.
Flu / Cold / SARS Posted on 03 Aug, 2018
New research suggests that it takes longer for people with obesity to shed the influenza virus, which may raise the risk of contagion.
Flu / Cold / SARS Posted on 30 Jul, 2018
Cold sores are not common in newborns or babies. However, if a baby does catch the cold sore virus, called herpes simplex, it can be very dangerous. People with cold sores should avoid kissing babies or sharing towels or bedding. Learn about the causes, complications, and treatment of cold sores in babies here.
Flu / Cold / SARS Posted on 14 Jul, 2018
Salivary gland infections usually affect the glands under the ears (parotid glands) and the glands under the chin (submandibular glands). Having salivary stones or other blockages can lead to infections. Common symptoms include swelling, redness, and a bad taste in the mouth. Learn about causes and treatments here.
Flu / Cold / SARS Posted on 12 Jul, 2018
There are many people who believe using Vicks VapoRub on a baby's feet can help reduce a cough and congestion. However, some of the active ingredients in Vicks are not safe for young children. In this article, learn whether Vicks is safe for babies, as well as about alternative ointments for cough relief.