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Cough (Chronic, Persistent Cough in Adults and Children)

Cough (Chronic, Persistent Cough in Adults and Children)

Chronic cough definition and facts Chronic cough is a cough that persists over time. Chronic cough is not a disease in itself, but rather a symptom of an underlying condition. Causes and risk factors for chronic cough include: smoking, chronic bronchitis, common colds, flu, emphysema, dry mouth, asthma, allergies, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), sinus problems […]

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Scientists Are Targeting the Common Cold

Scientists Are Targeting the Common Cold

Latest Cold and Flu News TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — British researchers have developed a molecule they claim could make colds a thing of the past. In lab tests, this molecule blocked viruses that cause colds and prevented them from taking control of human cells. “The common cold is an inconvenience for most […]

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The common cold: Could we be close to a cure?

The common cold: Could we be close to a cure?

The common cold has defied medical science for millennia; it has outfoxed both our immune system and the pharmaceutical industry. However, according to a new study, help may soon be at hand. We all know the misery of the common cold. The appropriately named common cold strikes the average adult two to three times per […]

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19 Tips on How to Stop a Cough

19 Tips on How to Stop a Cough

What causes coughing? A cough is a reflex that helps clear your airways of irritants. Nerves in the airways become stimulated by allergens, medical conditions, medications, and other irritants, resulting in a forceful expulsion of air from the lungs. There are numerous causes for coughing. Common causes of cough include: Allergens: pollen, dust, animal dander, […]

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Even a ‘Bad’ Flu Vaccine Could Save 61,000 Lives: Study

Even a ‘Bad’ Flu Vaccine Could Save 61,000 Lives: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A truly dismal flu vaccine could still save thousands of lives, as long as roughly 40 percent of Americans got their shots, new research suggests. At that coverage level, a vaccine that was only 20 percent effective would avert […]

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What causes a chronic cough?

What causes a chronic cough?

Coughing is a routine bodily function, but when it lasts for an extended time, it can get in the way of everyday life and be worrying. A chronic cough can be wet and produce phlegm or dry and tickle the throat. A chronic cough is when a cough lasts longer than 8 weeks in adults […]

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What causes mucus in the chest?

What causes mucus in the chest?

Inflammation and a buildup of mucus in the chest can cause unpleasant symptoms like wheezing, sleep difficulties, and a sore throat. Congestion is also often accompanied by a cough that brings up phlegm. Some mucus in the chest is normal, and having excess mucus from occasionally is usually not a cause for concern. However, if […]

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How much menthol does it take to overdose?

How much menthol does it take to overdose?

Cough drops can be helpful for a sore throat or a nagging cough. In general, cough drops cannot cause an overdose and are safe to use. Their active ingredient, menthol, can result in an overdose in extremely high amounts, but these are hard to get from eating even large quantities of cough drops. These candy-like […]

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What You Need to Know About Fever in Adults

What You Need to Know About Fever in Adults

Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to a fever, what’s true for kids isn’t necessarily so for adults. Even a slight temperature in a child warrants a call to the doctor. That’s not the case, though, for most fevers in most adults. What’s considered a normal […]

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With Warmer Weather Comes Wrap-Up of Severe Flu Season

With Warmer Weather Comes Wrap-Up of Severe Flu Season

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Spring continues to take the bite out of this year’s brutal flu season, new numbers show. For starters: yet another drop was seen in doctor visits, and less severe strains of influenza are becoming ever more dominant. But hospitalizations […]