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Cold and flu facts

SOURCE: CHPA Educational Foundation, www.KnowYourOTCs.org

When you have a common cold or the flu, you may experience several symptoms at the same time — nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, fever, headache, body aches, sore throat, cough, and chest congestion. So how do you pick an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine to treat your symptoms? It’s important to only use medicines that treat the symptoms you have.

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Cold and flu myths

By Danielle Braff

It’s the time of year when you’re either worried about getting the cold and flu or you’ve got it. Despite what your mother-in-law, friends and the Internet might say, here are some facts about cold and flu causes and cures.

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Fever: How high is too high?

By Melissa Erickson

For parents, especially new parents, a child’s fever can be a frightening thing. When is a fever cause for concern, and when is it just part of a natural childhood illness?

Every child will eventually run a fever, which is simply a rise in a child’s body temperature, said Dr. Rupal Gupta, a pediatrician with Nemours and medical editor for KidsHealth.org.

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