Colds and Infections - Causes

How to Avoid a Tick Attack

Ticks can carry dangerous diseases, but these tips will help keep you and your family safe this summer.

5 Top Congestion Fighters

You're congested, and you're miserable. But you don't have to let a little cold slow you down. Here are five remedies to try and one remedy to avoid.

How to Avoid an Asthma Attack When You Have a Cold

Make sure your cold is just about coughing and sneezing, not wheezing.

Mono Myths and Facts

When it comes to the so-called "kissing disease," it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. Get the right information right here from a medical professional.

Is the Flu Different for Women and Men?

Due to evolutionary factors and hormones, one sex is more prone to a miserable bout of the flu.

What You Need to Know About Shingles

Once you have chickenpox, you won't get them again, right? Not quite. You could develop shingles, a painful skin condition caused by the same virus as chickenpox.

How to Protect Your Family From Pneumonia

Here's what you need to know about this inflammatory lung disease, from causes and symptoms to treatments and prevention tips.

Meningitis: Know the Facts

Be aware of the warning signs of this potentially deadly disease.

Mononucleosis: Learn the Basics

This common virus can last for weeks, or even months, and may leave you feeling exhausted. Learn how to deal with the symptoms.

Acute vs. Chronic Sinusitis: Understand Your Condition

For many, sinusitis means uncomfortable symptoms that may require the right treatment to overcome.

7 Natural Remedies for the Flu

Did you know some of the best fixes for flu-related symptoms can be found right in your home?

How to Weather Winter Asthma

Address your worst asthma triggers and enjoy the best that winter has to offer.

The Sepsis Epidemic

An estimated 750,000 Americans get sepsis each year and 28 and 50 percent will die from the infection. Who's at risk for sepsis, and what can be done to prevent it?

The Germiest Public Places You Go Every Day

Public places are magnets for germs that cause the flu, viruses, and other illnesses. But that doesn't mean you have to stay home to avoid being exposed. Learn where the germs roam so you can take the right precautions.

4 Easy Ways to Fight the Flu

There are several steps you can take to reduce your risk of infection.

Just a Kiss? 4 Infections Transmitted Through Kissing

While your intentions may be innocent, the illnesses that can be transmitted through a simple smooch are not. Watch out for these.

Clear the Air About the Causes of Nasal Congestion

Does cold air cause nasal congestion? The answer may surprise you. Find out how to experience the best nasal congestion relief.

The Facts About Sinusitis

Sometimes there's a thin line between determining what's a bad cold or a sinus infection. Thankfully, no guess work is needed. Here's what you need to know about this bothersome nasal condition.

The Link Between Allergies and Nasal Polyps

If your seasonal allergies have led to never ending nasal symptoms, you could have nasal polyps. These non-cancerous, grape-shaped growths form on the inside of your nasal cavity and often make it difficult for the mucus to drain.

Can Your Immune System Make Asthma Worse?

In recent years the medical community has come clean about a dirty little secret: good hygiene can be a bad thing, and may be linked to asthma.

Chronic Cough and Asthma

Most of us cough when we have a cold, as it's the body's way of clearing the bronchial passages. But when a cough lingers long after your cold has gone, it could be time to see if it's related to asthma.

Just Got Over Being Sick? What to Keep and What to Toss

Germs thrive in saliva, mucous, stomach acids, and other body fluids. Regardless of how good you are about personal hygiene when you're sick, chances are you're going to spew a few germs.

Does Chronic Nasal Congestion Worsen Asthma?

Think that your chronic nasal congestion is all in your head? Well, it may also be in your chest. According to the latest research findings, there is a strong link between rhinitis and severe asthma, particularly in those who suffer from a range of respiratory symptoms.

How Antibiotics Affect Your Digestive Health

While these medicines are necessary to kill the "bad" bacteria that make us sick, they often kill the "good" bacteria in the large intestine, resulting in upset stomach and diarrhea.

Are Public Restrooms Making You Sick?

There are some simple steps you can take to make sure you don't become a walking biohazard, regardless of the state of the public bathroom you find yourself in.

5 Causes of Post-Nasal Drip

Identifying causes for post nasal drip is the only way to find the best treatment. Though it can be difficult to decipher, consider these possible culprits.

Is It a Cold or an Allergy? How to Tell the Difference

Are you not sure if you have allergies or a cold? These signs will help you tell the difference.

What Your Mucus is Telling You

Is it a cold or allergies? Your mucus can help you differentiate.

Can't Stop Coughing? 9 Possible Causes

A cough is a symptom that can have many causes.

Toilet Seat Dermatitis is on the Rise

Most of us are careful in public restrooms, using seat liners whenever possible and avoiding toilets that don't seem clean. But a new study shows our backsides may be at more risk than ever of developing a painful skin irritation.
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