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Flu season this year brings the risk of both the flu (influenza virus) and COVID-19 (coronavirus). Similar symptoms include fever and cough. One difference is that with COVID-19 some people lose their sense of taste and smell.
The flu is highly contagious and caused by influenza viruses. Kids—and adults—most often catch the flu in winter. In healthy kids, symptoms are mild. But very young children or kids with chronic conditions can have complications. The best way to protect your child is with a flu shot.
Everyone experiences body aches sometimes, often after exercising or from a viral or bacterial infection. But persistent aches may be a sign of something more serious, like fibromyalgia, that must be treated by your doctor.
The common cold is a frequent and regular viral infection of the nose and throat. Conditions are usually harmless and symptoms resolve within two weeks.
When fever spikes, it’s always a sign that something isn’t right. Likely reasons include that you’re fighting off a virus, flu or other infection, but there are also other possibilities. Here, how to treat fever at home and when to get medical attention.
There are plenty of possible causes for your sore throat. Figure out what may be causing yours and how to find relief.
In asthma, the airways of your lungs overreact to various triggers, causing coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness. The flu can act as one of those triggers—and that can make your asthma symptoms worse. Learn how to treat them both.
Body chills are a frequent symptom of common infections or viruses, such as the flu. They can also be a sign of common conditions, such as menopause. Here, how to treat chills at home and when to get medical attention.
Strep throat is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the throat and tonsils, and needs to be treated with antibiotics. Strep is common in children, causing pain and redness in the throat, and often a fever. But adults can get it too.
Congestion can be more than just a stuffy nose—and a sign of a lot of different conditions. Here are the 6 most common reasons you might feel congested and the best way to treat it.