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Kristina Duda, R.N.

Updated Articles and Resources

By Kristina Duda, R.N.

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Preservative-Free Flu Vaccine Created: Friday, December 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The preservative free flu vaccine is an option for people who want to avoid vaccines that contain thimerosal.
    • Vicks Starry Night Humidifier Created: Thursday, September 30, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Vicks recently developed the Starry Night cool mist humidifier that is intended for use in children's rooms and they asked me to check it out. I was happy to do so because I believe humidifiers are...
    • What Is Influenza B? Created: Monday, May 14, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Find out how influenza B is different from other types of the flu and how it might affect you. Learn how the strains of the influenza virus are classified.
    • How to Use a Thermometer to Check a Fever Created: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      You need to know how to use a thermometer if you or your child has a fever. Believe it or not, you could be doing it wrong.
    • Common Cold Symptoms Created: Thursday, June 21, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Do you know what the most common cold symptoms are? Learn more and find out if your symptoms could be a cold or something else.
    • What Is Whooping Cough (Pertussis)? Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Whooping cough is a serious infection that causes nearly uncontrollable coughing, especially in infants and small children. Find out if your family is at risk.
    • Types of Pneumonia Created: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Did you know there are multiple types of pneumonia? Learn more about them and how they could affect you or someone you care for.
    • Cough Created: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Most of the time you don't need to worry but there are some coughs that are serious. Find out when you should see your doctor for a cough.
    • What Is Fungal Pneumonia? Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Learn about fungal pneumonia and what it means to you. How you get it, symptoms and what you can do if you are diagnosed with it.
    • Bacterial Infections Created: Friday, August 08, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      What is a bacterial infection and what can be done about it? Find out what a bacterial infection is and what it means to you.
    • Nasal Saline Spray Created: Friday, November 14, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      What is saline nasal spray and should you use it? Find out if this product could help your cold or allergy symptoms and get help deciding if it might work for you the next time you are sick.
    • The Flu Created: Sunday, August 13, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      A complete overview of the flu. Everything you need to know about typical flu seasons, symptoms, prevention and treatment measures.
    • How to Find a Doctor Created: Friday, July 18, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Need to find a doctor in a hurry? When you are sick is not the best time to try to find a doctor, but it happens to a lot of people. These tips will help you find a doctor when you are sick, whethe...
    • Allergies or a Cold? Created: Monday, October 09, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Trying to figure out if you have a cold or allergies? Find out the difference between the two and see what you can do to feel better." itemprop="description">"description" Thursday, May 24, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      The symptoms of the common cold and flu can be similar, but there are some differences. If you aren't sure which one you have, get help figuring it out.
    • Over the Counter Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      You have options when choosing over the counter pain relievers and fever reducers. Find out how they are different and which one is right for you.
    • Before You Buy Robitussin DM Created: Friday, May 11, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Robitussin DM is an over-the-counter cough suppressant and expectorant. Robitussin DM helps control your cough and thin secretions so the cough is more productive.
    • What is the Difference Between Motrin and Advil? Created: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Is there a difference between Motrin and Advil? Which should you use and why? Learn about the differences between Motrin and Advil.
    • Acute Bronchitis Created: Sunday, August 20, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      What is acute bronchitis and what does it mean to you? Find out the symptoms, common treatments and what to expect if you or a loved one has acute bronchitis.
    • Pneumonia Shots Created: Friday, October 27, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Most people know they need a flu shot, but many people should also get a pneumonia shot. Find out what a pneumonia shot is and who needs one.
    • Sore Throat Remedies Created: Friday, January 29, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Find good sore throat remedies to help you soothe a painful sore throat. Learn when you should seek medical attention for your sore throat and which sore throat remedies may help.
    • Check Your Symptoms - What to do for a Fever Created: Monday, December 18, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      When you have a fever, you need to know what your temperature is. Find out the right way to check your temperature and evaluate your fever.
    • What Is Salmonella? Created: Thursday, June 12, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause infections in humans. Symptoms of salmonella infections (salmonellosis) include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps.
    • Before You Buy Aleve Cold and Sinus Created: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      If you are considering taking Aleve Cold and Sinus for your cold or flu symptoms, you need to know what is in it and how it will affect you. Find out here.
    • Should You Use Hand Sanitizer? Created: Friday, August 25, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Is hand sanitizer actually effective or just a waste of money? Get the facts, based on research, and find out if it works or not.
    • How to Treat a Kid's Cold Without Medication Created: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Cold and cough medicine for children under 4 has been removed from the shelves. Here are six safe and effective ways to treat them without medication.
    • Choosing Over the Counter Cough Medications Created: Friday, February 16, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      There are several options available for over the counter cough medications. Learn more about cough medicine and find out which one is right for you and your cough." itemproexpr="$zTP='t3'" --> item...
    • Flu Symptoms Created: Thursday, June 21, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Here you will find all the most common flu symptoms. See if your symptoms could be caused by influenza or if they are likely something else.
    • Evaluate Your Sinus Congestion Created: Monday, January 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      What type of sinus congestion do you have? In order to treat it, you must determine what kind of congestion you are dealing with.
    • Does Cold Weather Cause the Cold or Flu? Created: Saturday, December 02, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      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.
    • Check Your Symptoms - What to do About a Cough Created: Monday, January 08, 2007 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      To determine what is causing your cough and how to treat it, first you have to figure out what type of cough it is. See what could be making you sick based on what type of cough you have.
    • Incubation Period for Strep Throat Created: Monday, June 08, 2009 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      Find out what the incubation period for strep throat is and how long you might be contagious if you have it. From the time you are exposed to the time you show symptoms, learn about the incubation ...

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