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Sore Throat

Sore Throat

Sore throat definition and facts Picture of a Girl with Sore Throat Most sore throats are caused by viruses or mechanical causes (such as mouth breathing) and can be treated successfully at home. Sore throat symptoms include pain, burning, or scratching sensations at the back of the throat, pain when swallowing, and tenderness in the […]

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Is Strep Throat Contagious?

Is Strep Throat Contagious?

What is strep throat? If strep throat is treated with antibiotics, it is no longer contagious after 24 hours. Strep throat is a contagious throat infection usually caused by group A streptococcal bacteria. The incubation period for strep throat is between 1-5 days after being exposed to the bacteria. Strep throat is often accompanied by […]

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Foods to eat and avoid with the flu

Foods to eat and avoid with the flu

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Health Tip: Treating Tonsillitis

Health Tip: Treating Tonsillitis

Cold & Flu Quiz: Influenza vs. Common Cold Learn flu symptoms, common cold symptoms, the difference between influenza and the common cold, and other facts. Find out how to prevent and avoid the contagious viruses that cause cold and influenza, and learn treatments for associated aches, pain, and fever. Read more: Cold & Flu Quiz: […]

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Flu shot may lower death risk in people with hypertension

Flu shot may lower death risk in people with hypertension

New research suggests that flu vaccines can help keep heart attacks and strokes at bay in people with hypertension. Flu vaccinations may save the lives of those who are at high cardiovascular risk. Although the flu is a common illness, the burden of this condition in the United States is considerable. According to the Centers […]

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Causes and treatment of a persistent low grade fever

Causes and treatment of a persistent low grade fever

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How to diagnose a fever at home

How to diagnose a fever at home

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pseudoephedrine (Oral, Afrinol, Sudafed)

pseudoephedrine (Oral, Afrinol, Sudafed)

What is pseudoephedrine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant used for reducing nasal congestion caused by allergies or the common cold. Pseudoephedrine causes blood vessels in the nasal passages to shrink (vasoconstrict). Vasoconstriction reduces nasal congestion by preventing fluid from draining from blood vessels into nasal passages. Pseudoephedrine also […]

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CBP Won’t Vaccinate Migrants Against Flu

CBP Won’t Vaccinate Migrants Against Flu

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s announcement that it won’t vaccinate migrants is being slammed by public health experts. Latest Cold and Flu News Since December, three migrant children in U.S custody have died after coming down with the flu, CNN reported. “In general, due to […]

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Everything you need to know about chest infections

Everything you need to know about chest infections

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