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Cold and Flu Season - Common Cold

This page contains links to eMedTV Cold Articles containing information on subjects from Cold and Flu Season to Common Cold. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Cold and Flu Season
    As this eMedTV page explains, cold and flu season in the United States tends to begin around the end of August and lasts until March or April. This article explains why people tend to get the common cold or the flu during this time.
  • Cold and Flu Symptoms
    While cold and flu symptoms are similar, mistaking the flu for a cold could lead to serious complications. This eMedTV page explains the differences between signs and symptoms of cold and flu, and discusses treatment and prevention for both illnesses.
  • Cold Symptoms
    Common cold symptoms include a sore throat, runny nose, and cough. This eMedTV Web page lists common symptoms of a cold and discusses complications that may develop from the common cold, such as ear infections and sinusitis.
  • Cold Symptoms and Anesthesia
    If anesthesia will be used in an upcoming surgery, tell your doctor if you've been having cold symptoms. This eMedTV article explains how a cold could affect the way your body handles anesthesia.
  • Cold vs. Flue
    It's easy to mistake the flu for a cold and vice versa. However, as this eMedTV article explains, doing so can lead to dangerous complications. Cold vs. flue is a common misspelling and variation of cold and flu symptoms.
  • Common Cold
    The common cold is an illness caused by a virus that often results in sneezing, runny nose, and coughing. This eMedTV article discusses the common cold in detail, with information about symptoms, transmission, treatment, and ways to prevent it.
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