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Flu and Cold
Coxsackievirus, influenza, rhinovirus and SARS coronavirus all present themselves in the same way, the problem is to know which virus you've been infected with to treat you properly.
The inappropriate use of antibiotics, for example prescribing them for colds or the flu, contributes to the problem.
Children with Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease at Increased Risk for Flu-Related Respiratory Failure
Children with neurological and neuromuscular diseases should receive an annual influenza vaccination.
The flu is not just an aggressive form of the common cold. Millions get infected with the flu and many more die of flu.
Speedy response may be able to nip a threatened global pandemic of avian flu in the bud.
One of the best ways to prevent flu is to get a flu shot each fall.
Containing the spread of the flu virus is increasingly difficult once more than 40 cases have occurred or the outbreak has reached major cities.
Antibiotics should not be prescribed to patients with the common cold because there is scant evidence they stop other infections.
A carefully chosen combination of public health measures could stop the spread of an avian flu outbreak at its source.
Patients with sinus infections recover faster and manifest symptoms for a shorter period of time when using fluticasone, a steroid nasal spray, in addition to treatment with antibiotics and decongestants.
While it is especially important to wash your hands often, avoid close contact, and cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, maintaining and protecting oral hygiene equipment is also important this flu season.
The person with a cold, cough or the flu like illness is most likely to be releasing viruses into the surrounding environment during the first few days of the illness, when the symptoms are at their worst.
Flu season is up again. You Remember the basics, especially when it comes to washing your hands. We pick up viruses and germs just from touching a doorknob or shaking hands with a friend.
If you get sick with the flu this year, it's important to remember that most healthy people recover from the flu without complications. Many people treat their flu infections by resting in bed, drinking plenty of fluids, using a humidifier and taking over the counter medicine such as aspirin or acetaminophen.