Flu Season

As summer fades and we start to move indoors, cold and flu viruses begin to flourish. Learn how to protect yourself from the flu, starting with a flu shot. Know the difference between a cold, a flu, and COVID-19.

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Flu (Influenza): Symptoms and How Long It Lasts
Influenza, or the flu, is a respiratory illness caused by a virus. It causes muscle aches, headache, fever, sore throat and makes you feel tired. Most people recover on their own.
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Cold or Flu
You’re tired, you have a headache, a sore throat, and you’re sneezing. Is it a cold? Or is it the flu? Learn how to differentiate between these illnesses.
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Rotavirus
Rotavirus causes severe, watery diarrhea and vomiting, most commonly in infants and young children. It’s a gastrointestinal virus, and is highly contagious, though milder in older children and adults.
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Acute URI (Upper Respiratory Infection)
An acute upper respiratory infection (URI) is any infection of the nose or throat, which are part of the body’s upper respiratory system. URIs cause the common cold and tend to be relatively mild infections.
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Strep Throat
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.
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9 Causes for Your Cough
Your cough can be caused by viruses, bacterial infections, COVID-19, allergies, and a number of other conditions. Learn what your cough symptoms mean, how to get the right diagnosis, and what treatments actually help.
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Clear Runny Nose: Symptoms, Causes & Questions
A runny nose with clear discharge can be caused from a viral or bacterial infection, allergies, or in very rare cases, a sign of a severe brain injury. Fortunately, the most common cause of a runny nose like water is the common cold, or sinusitis.
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Why Do I Have the Chills? Causes of Chills With & Without Fever
Are you having uncontrollable shaking and chills? This may be caused by a viral or bacterial infection, hypothermia, drug/alcohol withdrawal, or could even be brought on by emotions. Body aches and chills with no fever can be caused by pneumonia, the flu, or a stomach virus.
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Fever: Got a Fever? Possible Causes & When to See a Doctor
Understand your fever symptoms with Buoy, including 10 causes and common questions concerning your fever.
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Productive Cough

Understand productive cough symptoms, including 9 causes & common questions.
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7 Ways to Stop Touching Your Face

How to stop doing it. Read into the psychology of why we touch our face so much and 7 steps that will help you stop.
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What Causes Coughing Fits & How to Find Relief

Uncontrollable coughing fits may signify a serious underlying problem, and causes include chronic respiratory disease and infectious, environmental, and mechanical causes.
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Caught the Common Cold? How to Treat & Prevent Its Spread

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.
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