Cold Flu Prevention Overview

What to Know About Airborne

What to Know About Airborne

Airborne contains 17 ingredients to help you prevent a cold or flu. Here's exactly what's in it and how it can possibly keep you from getting sick. The original Airborne supplement is a chewable or effervescent tablet intended to help boost...

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Types of Flu Shots

Flu vaccines include live, inactivated, and manufactured. The different delivery methods include nasal, needle injection, and jet injector. When you’re planning your flu shot, considering your options can be confusing. If you have any health...

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Cold and Flu Prevention

Washing your hands and getting the annual flu vaccine are effective prevention tactics for the cold and flu. Learn how else to protect your immune system.

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An Overview of Airborne Viruses

Airborne viruses, including measles, influenza, and coronavirus (COVID-19) are small enough to become suspended in the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Healthy people can breathe these infected air droplets and become sick. Airborne...

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Replacing Your Toothbrush After You've Been Sick

Do you really need to replace your toothbrush after every illness? Find out if there is any truth to the recommendation and see what you can do. You have undoubtedly heard the recommendation from various sources that you should always replace your...

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What You Need to Know About the Flu Shot

Flu vaccines are an important part of protecting yourself from influenza. Get answers to common flu shot questions to decide if you need one. Each year, public health officials and healthcare providers encourage people to get vaccinated against...

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Who Should Not Get a Flu Shot

Getting a flu shot is the best thing to prevent infection, but doing so is not advised for some people. Learn who should avoid them and why. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that pretty much everyone get a flu...

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How to Stay Healthy When Your Family Is Sick

Preventing the spread of illness through your family is not always easy. Find out how to stay healthy when your family is under the weather. It's a common problem—one person in the family gets sick and illness quickly spreads to the other family...

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Allergic Reactions to the Flu Vaccine

Are you concerned you might be having an allergic reaction to a flu vaccine? Find out what is normal and what isn't when you get a flu shot. Some side effects are common with flu vaccines, while others are less so. Most of these—soreness and...

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How Flu Shots Work—and Why They Sometimes Don't

Learn how flu shots work, why they aren't always effective, and what else you can do to protect yourself during flu season. Everyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu shot each year in order to protected against influenza. This is...

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Can You Get the Flu From a Flu Shot?

Some people do not want to get a flu shot because they are concerned they may get the flu. Find out if there is any truth to this concern. Some people worry about getting a flu shot because they are afraid they will get sick from the vaccine. Rest...

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