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Cold and Flu Treatment

Over-the-counter medications, rest, and hydration usually provide relief for the cold or flu, but sometimes it's not enough. Learn when to see a doctor.

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Using Relenza as an Antiviral Flu Treatment
Woman with nasal congestion
The 7 Best Sinus Decongestants of 2020
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How the Flu Is Treated
Man Using Nasal Spray Inhaler.
What to Know About Using a Nasal Spray
Sick woman taking her temperature
This Is When to See a Doctor for Your Fever
Man coughing at visit with a doctor.
When to See a Doctor for Your Cough
Cinnamon and honey
Do Honey and Cinnamon Cure the Flu?
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Can Umcka Ease Colds and Sore Throats?
Elderberry
Elderberry: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
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When to See a Doctor for Cold and Flu Symptoms
Thermometer
How to Use a Thermometer to Check for Fever
man rinsing sinuses
How to Rinse Your Sinuses
Sick woman with a humidifier
How to Choose the Right Humidifier for Your Needs
cropped view of ill woman with grey scarf taking cough syrup
6 Ways to Stop a Cough
Woman blowing nose
Expectorants: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages, Precautions
honey for cough
Using Natural Remedies for Coughs
mother using cloth to wipe feverish daughter's forehead
Can I Use Rubbing Alcohol to Bring Down a Fever?
Tamiflu packaging
Should You Use Antiviral Medications for the Flu?
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How a Cold Is Treated
young woman blowing her nose with her boyfriend in the background.
When to See a Doctor About Nasal Congestion
Closeup woman pouring medication or antipyretic syrup from bottle to cup.
How Decongestants Work and Their Possible Side Effects
Throat lozenges close up
Understanding Cough Suppressants
A doctor writes a prescription for medication.
Prescription Medications for Colds or Flu
antibiotics
Why You Don't Need Antibiotics for a Cold or Flu
Cold medicine and sick woman drinking
Can Cold Medicine Be Dangerous?
boxes of tamiflu
Taking Tamiflu to Treat the Flu
A bowl of honey and cinnamon sticks on a tray
Home Remedies: Can Cinnamon and Honey Cure a Cold?
Young boy at school coughing into his arm
Medicinal and Home Cough Remedies for Kids
Cut ginger
11 Popular Natural Remedies for the Common Cold
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Natural Remedies for Combating the Flu
oscillococcinum
Oscillococcinum: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions
How to Diagnose and Treat a Cough
Doctor showing patient results on a tablet.
How to Find a Doctor When You Are Sick
Don't Take Antibiotics That Aren't Prescribed to You
Pelargonium sidiodes (black geranium)
Pelargonium Sidoides: Benefits, Side Effects, Interaction
cold symptoms
Yerba Santa: Benefits, Side Effects, and Preparations