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Frequently Asked Cold Questions

Questions about the common cold? Find the answers here. Whether it is a myth or just a question you are wondering about, these are the answers to your questions about the common cold.

Cold and Flu Myths - Debunking Common Cold and Flu Myths

There are many cold and flu myths that have passed through friends, family, and strangers alike. How do you know what is fact and what is fiction? Read about some of the most common cold and flu myths and find out the truth behind them.

Colds During Pregnancy - Did you Get a Cold During Your Pregnancy
Many women get sick more often when they are pregnant. Did you get the flu or a cold during your pregnancy? Share your story - what kinds of symptoms did you have, how did you feel and what did you do about it? Your experiences with a cold during pregnancy could help someone else.

Should Nursing Mothers Breastfeed While Sick?
Many new mothers want to know if they can breastfeed while sick. Will the illness pass on to the baby? Find out if it's safe for nursing mothers to breastfeed while they are sick.

Do You Exercise When You Are Sick - Share You Stories About Exercise …
Have you ever exercised while you were sick? When do you know you are too sick to exercise? Do you see people at the gym who are probably too sick to be there? Share your experiences with illness and exercise.

When Is Cold and Flu Season?
See when cold and flu season starts and stops.

Is There a Cure for the Common Cold?
Find out if there really is a cure for the common cold.

How Long Is a Cold Contagious?
How long should you stay at home to avoid spreading your germs to others? Find out how long your cold may be contagious.

Should You Exercise When Sick?
Regardless of how often you exercise, you might wonder at some point if you should exercise when sick. While this varies depending on the person (you know your body better than anyone else), there are some general guidelines to keep in mind when you are trying to decide if you should exercise when sick.

How Long Does a Cold Last?
Find out how long colds typically last.

Improve Your Health With More Sleep
Sleep and good health are related. You can't have good health without good sleep. In fact, getting enough quality sleep can lead to a longer, healthier life and possibly even fewer colds.

Vitamin C and the Common Cold
Is there any truth to the belief that vitamin C will cure or prevent the common cold? Learn more about vitamin C and find out what the research shows.

Can My Pet Make Me Sick?
People often wonder if they will pass their cold on to their dog or if they can catch something from their cat. Find out what you can and can't catch from your family pet and when your pet can make you sick.

Why Do I Have a Summer Cold?
Learn about summer colds and why you might have one.

Should I Call in Sick?
Sometimes it is tough to know whether or not we should go to work when we are sick or not. Check out these guidelines about working when you are sick and decide if you should call in sick.

How to Stay Healthy When Your Family is Sick
Have you ever gotten sick because someone else in your family was sick? Wondering how you can prevent the spread of illnesses through you family? Find out what you can do to prevent spreading family illnesses.

Colds and Pregnancy
Getting colds when you are pregnant presents a whole new set of challenges. Treatment options are different because you may not be able to take your regular cold medications. Learn why you might be getting sick more often while you are pregnant and how to take care of yourself so you can feel better quickly.

Should You Exercise With a Cold?
Your About.com guide to Walking, gives some great tips about doing light exercise when you are sick.

Allergies or a Cold?
You have been sneezing for weeks and have a runny nose. Is it a cold or could it be allergies?

When Is Common Cold Season?
When is common cold season? Find out here.

Does Cold Weather Cause the Cold or Flu?
Many people believe the cold weather will make you sick. Is there any truth to it? Find out if the cold weather will give you a cold or if this is just an old wives tale.

Feed a Cold and Starve a Fever?
There is a common saying that you should feed a cold and starve a fever. But is there any truth to this phrase? Find out if you should feed a cold or starve a fever.

What can I Do for my Child With a Cold?
Sneezes and sniffles, runny nose and scratchy throat. If your child has a cold, you need to know how to take care of him. There are a few things to keep in mind when caring for a child with a cold.

Calling in Sick - How Do You Decide if you Should Call in Sick
How do you decide if you should call in sick to work? It's not always an easy decision, so what do you consider when you are deciding whether or not you should call in sick?

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