The sound and consistency of a cough may help identify an infection or a long-term condition. Find out how to tell what your cough is telling you about your illness.
Searching shelves for cold and flu products is the last thing you need to do when you’re sick. Follow three steps to quickly find the right over-the-counter product for your symptoms and learn which ones won’t help.
Should you call the doctor about your child’s cough, sore throat and vomiting? Much depends on whether they’re at high risk of flu. Follow our experts’ tips for handling your child’s flu-like symptoms.
You’ve got a cough and sore throat, and you’re feeling chilled. Is it the flu or a bad cold? Check your symptoms on this infographic, then find out what to do to about them.
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About 10 to 20 percent of people will experience chronic cough in their lifetime. Figuring out the cause can take some detective work. Here are some possible culprits and tips to conquer that cough.
Your throat hurts. That much is clear. But is it an ordinary sore throat or strep throat? Cleveland Clinic’s Daniel Allan, MD, explains how to tell the difference.
If you’ve ever heard a seal pup barking, you know the telltale sound of croup. Croup is a respiratory infection that affects children mainly during the fall and winter months.
In winter or on a rainy day, an indoor pool can be just the way to get moving and to get your heart pumping. However, common chemicals in pool water that can get more concentrated indoors may make it harder on your lungs. “The main concern with indoor pools is the chlorine, which is used … Read More
Updated 10/10/2014 A rare virus similar to the common cold is infecting U.S. children across the Midwest and West. While the virus is rarely deadly, some children — especially those with asthma or other cardiorespiratory diseases — are at risk for developing serious problems. We talked with pediatric pulmonologist Giovanni Piedimonte, MD, Chairman of Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Institute … Read More
Is your child suddenly sneezy? Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatric allergist Brian Schroer, MD, provides a tutorial on spring allergies in kids. Lesson #1: Know your opponent Is that “achoo” seasonal allergies or a cold? Sneezing, nose and throat itchiness, and eye itchiness plus redness usually signal allergies. Like a cold, allergies produce nasal drainage, but it looks clear and … Read More