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Health Tip: Treat Laryngitis

Posted 5 days ago by Drugs.com

-- When vocal cords become inflamed, it is more difficult to speak and the voice could sound hoarse, the Nemours Foundation says. The voice is produced by the processes of lengthening, shortening, tensing and relaxing the vocal cords. Laryngitis may be triggered by speaking or singing loudly, or by excess stomach acid that backs up into the throat and inflames the vocal cords. In some cases, ...

Health Tip: Help Prevent a Sore Throat

Posted 30 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

-- The arrival of colder weather typically invites a spike in sore throats. While uncomfortable, a normal sore throat can be treated at home with rest and plenty of fluids. In more serious cases, a bacteria or virus can trigger a sore throat, which may require a doctor's care. The American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery suggests how to help prevent a typical sore throat: Don't ...

Skip the Cold Meds for Kids Under 6, Experts Say

Posted 11 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 – School is in full swing, and with it comes a plethora of colds passed back and forth among kids. But parents who want to alleviate a sick child's misery would do best to avoid over-the-counter cough and cold remedies. Decongestants should not be given to children younger than 6 because there's no evidence that they do any good, according to a new review published online ...

Working Out When Under the Weather

Posted 5 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 – Every now and then you might not feel well enough to exercise and decide to skip a workout. But if you have a cold that could last a full week, you probably won't want to find yourself facing a fitness setback once you've recovered. Here's how to stay in the game. The general guideline is that you should be able to work out if your symptoms are from the neck up, like a ...

Urgent Care Centers Ease ER Burden in U.S.

Posted 7 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 – For minor ills such as sore throats, privately insured Americans increasingly use urgent care centers rather than hospital emergency rooms, a new study finds. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston analyzed 2008-2015 data from Aetna, the commercial health insurance company. "The drop in emergency department visits is quite striking and represents a ...

Scientists Are Targeting the Common Cold

Posted 15 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 – British researchers have developed a molecule they claim could make colds a thing of the past. In lab tests, this molecule blocked viruses that cause colds and prevented them from taking control of human cells. "The common cold is an inconvenience for most of us, but can cause serious complications in people with conditions like asthma and COPD [chronic obstructive ...

Health Tip: Understanding Tonsillitis

Posted 20 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

-- If your child has had repeated bouts of tonsillitis (inflamed tonsils), he or she probably is a candidate for a tonsillectomy (tonsil removal surgery), the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. Tonsillitis occurs when the tonsils – infection-clearing organs at the back of the throat – swell as a result of a viral or bacterial infection. This can lead to trouble swallowing or even trouble ...

Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Scarlet Fever

Posted 5 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Scarlet fever, also known as scarlatina, is a bacterial infection caused by "group a" streptococcus. There is no vaccine, and the disease is typically treated with a round of antibiotics. Possible symptoms to watch for are a red rash, fever, sore throat, redness in the underarms and groin, a whiteish tongue, swollen glands and body aches. Untreated, scarlet fever can trigger rheumatic fever, ...

How to Fight the Flu This Season

Posted 19 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 – The flu is causing widespread misery across the United States this winter, but the American Lung Association says there are things you can do to avoid being felled by the virus. In what is being described as the worst flu season in years, 49 states are now experiencing widespread activity. So far, only Hawaii and Washington, D.C., have been spared rapidly rising rates of ...

Flu May Be Spread By Just Breathing

Posted 19 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 – In the midst of an especially tough flu season, here's more bad news: Researchers say it may be possible to spread the virus simply by breathing. Until now, it was thought that people picked up a flu virus when they touched contaminated surfaces or inhaled droplets in the air ejected by an infected person's coughs or sneezes. But the new study finds coughs and sneezes may ...

Is It a Cold or Flu? Here's How to Tell

Posted 12 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 – With a severe flu season now widespread across 46 states, do symptoms you or a loved one have point to the dreaded illness? Amid the sniffles, coughing and fever, "it's sometimes difficult to determine whether you have the common cold or the flu," said Dr. Boris Khodorkovsky. He's associate chair of emergency medicine at Staten Island University Hospital in New York City. ...

Exercise Safely When the Weather Outside Is Frightful

Posted 2 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 – If you're exercising outdoors this winter, take special precautions, a sports medicine expert advises. With winter's chill upon us, it's become increasingly important to check the weather conditions – including the forecast and wind chill – before starting out. Then, adjust your clothes accordingly, suggested Dr. Theodore Shybut, an assistant professor of orthopedic ...

Human Cold Virus Killed Chimpanzees

Posted 29 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 – Five healthy chimpanzees in Uganda that died following a mysterious respiratory disease outbreak in 2013 were actually killed by a common human cold virus, scientists now say. The deaths in the small chimpanzee community followed an "explosive outbreak of severe coughing and sneezing," according to study author Dr. Tony Goldberg, a professor with the University of ...

Reduce Stress and Eat Healthy to Fight Infection

Posted 22 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 22, 2017 – A hectic holiday pace not only tires you out, it makes it easier to pick up an infection. Reducing stress, getting enough sleep and healthy eating are among the things you can do to stay healthy if you're traveling over the holidays, one expert suggests. Stress levels can rise at this time of year, so it's important to acknowledge and manage your anxiety, said Dr. James ...

Neither Sugarless Gum nor Probiotics Good For Sore Throat

Posted 19 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 – Down go another two worthless home remedies for strep throat. Neither sugarless gum nor probiotics help to treat the symptoms or speed up recovery from a sore throat caused by bacterial infection, a new clinical trial reports. Doctors had thought that gum sweetened by xylitol, a sugar substitute, might coat the throat and prevent the spread of strep bugs, said lead ...

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