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Cold & Flu

Nov 03, 2018Cold & Flu

What Is a Chest Cold? Signs and Symptoms of Bronchitis

If you’re experiencing coughing and feelings of fatigue, the first illness that often comes to mind is the common cold. However, there may be more to your symptoms; cold and flu viruses, also known as bronchitis, can also be the cause of a chest cold. If you’ve recently suffered from the cold or flu and have […]

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Oct 29, 2018Cold & Flu

Can You Have a Cold and the Flu at the Same Time?

As soon as the weather starts getting colder, pharmacies, schools, and the internet are teeming with information on cold and flu season. You take the proper precautions to avoid becoming ill with either the common cold or the flu, but have you ever considered if it’s possible to get both at once? Coming down with […]

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Oct 28, 2018Cold & Flu

Resistance to Cold and Flu Medicine

When you come down with the first signs of a runny nose, congestion, or cough, it can be tempting to run to the store and grab the first cold or flu medicine you see. In many cases, people go straight to their doctors and request a course of antibiotics! While over-the-counter cold and flu medications […]

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Oct 27, 2018Cold & Flu

What is a Head Cold? Everything You Need to Know

With the variety of respiratory illnesses going around, it can be hard to determine exactly what you are suffering from. Is it a head cold, a chest cold, or a sinus infection? Knowing how to cure your symptoms starts with understanding the particular illness you have. Symptoms of a head cold can closely resemble that […]

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Oct 26, 2018Cold & Flu

Does Eating Chicken Soup Really Help with a Cold?

As a child sick in bed, your mom likely brought you a warm bowl of chicken soup, a soothing mug of herbal tea, or had you bite straight into a clove of garlic. These old tried-and-true tricks have been used by mothers for centuries, but do they really work or are they only placebos? Warm […]

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Oct 25, 2018Cold & Flu

2018 Flu Season: What You Need to Know

The flu season is rapidly approaching, and now is the time to get prepared. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming flu season, including information on the vaccine, symptoms to watch out for and ways to avoid becoming ill. The Flu Vaccine This Year The flu virus is constantly mutating, so the […]

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Oct 24, 2018Cold & Flu

Cold and Flu Season in College: Keeping Yourself Healthy

Cold and flu season can be a stressful time for anyone, but it is especially stressful for those who spend a lot of time in the company of others. How can you avoid the cold or flu when you are trapped in a classroom with dozens of other students? While it may be tempting to […]

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Oct 23, 2018Cold & Flu

Flu and Pneumonia: Can One Cause the Other?

At the first sign of symptoms, the flu and pneumonia can seem very similar, and with flu season just around the corner, it’s important to be able to tell the two apart. While the flu is only caused by a virus, pneumonia can be viral, bacterial, or even fungal. Understanding which illness you have is […]

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