Putting rubbing alcohol on skin can provide a temporary cooling effect, so it might seem like a good move to treat a fever. But that effect is fleeting, and it can cause some very serious health issues. Learn more.
Cold & Flu
Neti Pots Explained: How the Device Helps Clear Your Nasal Passages
Learn how to use a neti pot, a teapot-like contraption that can relieve sinus pressure, rinse your nasal passages and remove excessive mucus.
9 Ways To Stop Coughing at Night
Can’t sleep because of a cough? An expert shares at-home remedies like drinking warm liquids and using a cool-mist humidifier to get some relief.
Fact or Fiction: Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever
The age-old advice to “feed a cold, starve a fever” dates back to 1574. It’s safe to say that this guidance no longer rings true.
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Do You Have Just a Sore Throat or Is It Strep?
Not all sore throats are created equal. While allergies or a runny nose can cause a painful sore throat, strep throat is a illness that needs a healthcare provider’s diagnosis and treatment.
11 Foods That Boost Your Immune System
We tend to turn to chicken soup and tea when we’re sick, but other foods like citrus fruits, fatty fish and almonds can help boost your immune system all year round.
Can Vitamin C or Zinc Cure a Cold?
If you feel a cold coming on, should you spring for a product with vitamin C or zinc that promises to fight the illness off? Find out what the science says.
Can Vitamin C Help You Fight a Cold?
Vitamin C has long been hailed for its immune-boosting properties. Learn what this nutrient does for your body and whether it can keep you from getting sick.
You Think It’s the Flu — Now What Should You Do?
If you think you have the flu, what can you do to recover quickly? Here are some proven ways to alleviate symptoms and get back to feeling better.
How To Prevent C. Diff When Taking Antibiotics
An expert explains the best ways to prevent getting C. diff after using antibiotics.