Cold & flu / Sinus Infection

Sinus Infection vs Cold

Sinus Infection vs Cold Is it a sinus infection or a cold? With numerous symptoms that overlap and mimic one another, it can be difficult for a lay person to differentiate between these 2 common conditions. However, because of the distinct pathogenesis for each of these issues, it’s vital to tell them apart from one […]

Leah McCabe
Cold & flu / Flu

Flu-Like Symptoms

You’ve got a fever and a cough – it must be the flu, right? Not necessarily. There are many diseases that have flu-like symptoms that aren’t the flu. How does that affect the medical care you receive? Let’s talk about it. What Are Flu-like Symptoms? The flu shares many symptoms with other diseases. Symptoms that […]

Jennifer Nelson
Cold & flu / Wheezing

Wheezing Symptoms

Wheezing is a general affliction that can be caused by problems in the respiratory system. When airways become constricted or inflamed, a person’s breathing can be affected and wheezing symptoms can result. Wheezing Symptoms Wheezing symptoms include: A high-pitched whistling or rattling sound during breathing (particularly during an exhale). Wheezes are usually audible to the […]

Ryan Quinn
Antibiotics / Cold & flu

Are There Antibiotics For the Flu?

Antibiotics for Flu Flu season is upon us once again, and every year, people go to the doctor to try to get antibiotics for flu symptoms. Unfortunately, the flu is caused by a virus, and antibiotics only work for infections caused by bacteria. Luckily, the flu can usually be treated at home. Here’s what you […]

Jennifer Nelson
Cold & flu

Should You Take Antibiotics for Bronchitis?

If you wake up one morning and you feel under the weather with a cough that just won’t go away, you may be thinking that you have bronchitis. You also might wonder if you need to visit your doctor to get a prescription for antibiotics. Read on to find out more about whether or not […]

Christina Wedberg
Cold & flu

Flu Symptoms in Kids

It’s winter time and your child is sent home from school with a fever. A pretty high fever. And they look pretty tired. They tell you their three best friends haven’t been at school the past two days because they’ve been home sick with fevers. Uh oh. Is it just a cold? Or do they […]

Sarah Stewart, MD
Cold & flu / Tamiflu

How Does Tamiflu Work?

How Does Tamiflu Work? Tamiflu is an antiviral medication that is used for treatment of the flu. It helps minimize the effects of different types of flu virus strains. It works by inhibiting the growth of proteins called neuraminidase that live on the cells of the flu virus. The neuraminidase try to destroy your normal […]

Christina Wedberg
Cold & flu / Tamiflu

How Much Does Tamiflu Cost?

What is Tamiflu? When the winter season begins, it’s time to start thinking about how to take preventative measures to avoid getting the flu. Tamiflu is an antiviral medication that works by inhibiting the growth of enzymes called viral neuraminidase. Also known as oseltamivir, Tamiflu helps protect against the Type A and Type B influenza […]

Christina Wedberg
Cold & flu

When to See a Doctor for a Cold

You wake up with a sore throat and runny nose and later realize you’re coughing and sneezing to boot. Add in aches and pains and you’re set for a day in bed. You’ve got it – the common cold. So, how do you know when rest and hydration won’t be enough and when it’s time […]

Sofie Wise
Cold & flu

When to See a Doctor For the Flu

Influenza, often called the flu, can leave you feeling tired and achy all over, but that’s not all it can do. The CDC estimates that, on average, between 5 and 20 percent of the population in the United States is infected with the flu each year – that’s millions of people. Of those, about 200,000 […]

Mark Spera
Cold & flu

How to Stop a Runny Nose

How to Stop A Runny Nose Most of us have had a runny nose before when we are sick or have had allergies. Also known as “rhinitis” or “rhinorrhea”, a Greek term that originated in 1866 and means “of the nose” for rhino and “discharge” for rhoia. A runny nose is drainage that is produced […]

Christina Wedberg
Cold & flu / Winter

4 Quick Immunity-boosting Habits

Get Savvy With 4 Quick Immunity-boosting Habits for Flu Season Whether it’s you, your roommate, or someone in your family who’s been haunted by the flu, don’t let it keep you down. Get extra savvy with these 4 tips to stay ahead of flu season or bounce back quick: Utilize Time-Tested Immune Boosters You’ve heard […]

Sara Menges
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