Cough and Cold Tips

Cough caused by cold or flu

Coughing: What you need to know- Coughing is your body’s way of liberating the lungs and upper passages from mucus and other irritants.- With a cold, the cough is dry and hacking. It often comes with mild to moderate chest ache.- With the flu, chest discomfort is more common and the...

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Body aches and pains and headache

Body aches and pain and headache: What you need to know- Body aches and headaches are caused by chemicals that your body releases to fight infection.- These kinds of aches are common with the flu, but less common with colds.- The intensity of these aches will vary depending on age and...

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Sneezing

Sneezing: What you need to know- Sneezing is more common with colds, less so with flu.- When you sneeze, you’re clearing the nose of bacteria and viruses. It’s a sign that your body is trying to heal.- A sneeze starts in your nervous system! Nerves send a message to your brain tha...

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Fever

Fever: What you need to know- A fever with a cold is rare.- With flu, fevers are common and may last 3-4 days. It can rise as high as 1020F (390C)!- It is entirely possible to have the flu, but not experience fever. So watch other symptoms closely.Relieving fever caused by cold or flu-...

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