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What causes a persistent cold flu?

What causes a persistent cold flu?

Resistance: Everyone gets colds and flu but symptoms can persist if resistance is low from fatigue , allergies, vitamin deficiency or chronic illnes. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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Can cold wether can cause cold (flu)?

Can cold wether can cause cold (flu)?

No: Cold weather may increase your chances of contracting the flu. Cold air may drive people to stay indoors and thus increasing your chance of coming into contact with the virus. Also, cold air may lowe your body temperature thus weakening your immune system. Cold air may also "stun" your airways and make one more succeptable to influenza. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have constant cold/flu?

What do I do if I have constant cold/flu?

Get medically: Evaluated to determine if you have an immunity issue or possibly even allergies. ...Read more

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What are the difference between cold, flu?

Different viruses: The common cold is caused by a number of different viruses including coronaviruses and rhinoviruses. The flu is caused specifically by the influenza virus and tends to be more severe. ...Read more

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Which medicine for my cold/flu is most effective?

No specific meds: Are required. If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to >>. ...Read more

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What are ways to keep myself from repeatedly getting colds/flu?

Med eval: Recommend seeing your physician to determine if there is a problem with your body's immunity. ...Read more