Sponsored by iHerb.Com

Search Health Library

Cold and Flu Center

General Overview

Both the cold and the flu (influenza) are viral upper respiratory infections. There are over 200 different viruses known to be responsible for the common cold, whereas there are two main types of influenza virus. Click here to read up on the basics of cold and flu:

Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
Living With Cold and Flu
Image for alternative flu methods

Is it a cold? Or is it the flu? And what do you do?

Before you attempt to treat your condition, step back, consider your symptoms, and figure out if you have a cold, a flu, or both.

Preventing Cold and Flu
Rerun image

Echinacea: nature's cold fighter?

Many people who become interested in herbs and natural remedies began with an introduction to echinacea, an herbal remedy commonly used for treating colds. Does it really work?

 
Preventing Cold and Flu (Continued)
Rerun image

How to wash your hands properly

Believe it or not, one of the best, not to mention easiest, ways to avoid a cold is to wash your hands frequently, especially after time spent in highly-trafficked public spaces.

Special Topics

Besides a shot: other ways to fight the flu

Aside from receiving the vaccine, there are several other steps you can take to reduce your risk of contracting the flu. For example, learn how antiviral medications can both prevent and treat the flu.

Fighting the flu with antiviral drugs

But what if you end up with the flu? You may need to take prescription antiviral medicines if you are at high-risk for complications.

Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)
Resources
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    http://www.cdc.gov/

  • Flu.gov
    http://www.flu.gov/

  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
    http://www.niaid.nih.gov

Copyright © 2014 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

Sponsored by iHerb.Com 
Positively the best overall value for natural products!

Disclaimer: Statements made, or products sold through this web site, have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Read More
Copyright 1997-2014 iHerb Inc. All rights reserved.