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Cold

Also called: Common Cold, Head Cold

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Yes, you can have sex when you have a cold, assuming your partner is willing to take the risk of sharing your cold, or the minor distraction...
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If you are sick with a fever, you should wait and get your flu shot at a later date. If it is just a cold or other type of mild illness, you can...
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You're contagious for the first few days of your cold, so it's best to stay home then. You need to be careful about coughing and sneezing around...
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There is no cure for the common cold. The most important thing you can do is drink a lot of fluids to keep your body hydrated. Chicken soup is...
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The common cold is spread either by direct contact with infected secretions from contaminated surfaces or by inhaling the airborne virus after...
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You wake up with a scratchy throat, followed shortly by sneezing, a runny nose, and coughing. It could be the common cold, which is most contagious...
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Symptoms of allergies and colds can be similar, but here's how to tell the difference: Occurrence of symptoms: Both cause symptoms of sneezing...
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Generally, the common cold can be treated at home and managed with over-the-counter medications. However, if you develop more severe symptoms such as...
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You usually don't need a doctor or an antibiotic when you have a cold. Colds are caused by viruses. Antibiotics kill bacteria, not viruses. But a...
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Bronchitis is just a complication of the cold. Bronchitis, itself, is not contagious, but you still should exercise caution when you cough, use...
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Recently researchers have discovered what grandmothers have suspected all along -- that the ingredients in chicken soup (including the chicken stock...
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The walls of my examining rooms are filled with articles that I have copied from my medical news sources, especially WebMD. Medical science is...
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Though the common cold usually occurs in the fall and winter months, the cold weather itself does not cause the common cold. Rather, it is thought...
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The symptoms of the common cold typically begin two to three days after acquiring the infection (incubation period). Symptoms and signs of the common...
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It has been said that "Colds last a week if you treat them, and seven days if you leave them alone." Most healthy immune systems will cure...
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