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Kristina Duda, R.N.

Updated Articles and Resources

By Kristina Duda, R.N.

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Flu Treatments: Can I Take Antibiotics for the Flu? Created: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      If you have the flu, can you take antibiotics to treat it? Find out what your flu treatment options are. What will work and what won't.
    • Can My Pet Make Me Sick? Created: Thursday, July 10, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Have you ever wondered if your dog made you sick or if you gave your cat your cold? Find out if your pet can make you sick and vice versa.
    • Have Questions About the Flu? Get the Facts Created: Monday, December 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Do you have questions or concerns about the flu? Think you know it all already? See if your beliefs match up with the facts.
    • Why Do We Get Diarrhea? Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Find out why we all have to deal with diarrhea from time to time. Learn about the most common causes and why our bodies react the way they do.
    • Diarrhea Treatments: Make It Stop! Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      If you are dealing with diarrhea, you probably just want to know how to make it stop. We have all of your diarrhea treatment options here.
    • What Is the Stomach Flu? Created: Thursday, February 21, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      The stomach flu is a very common illness, but is not related to the flu at all. Find out what the symptoms are and what you can do about it.
    • 6 Ways To Stop a Cough Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Are you looking for relief from that irritating, bothersome cough? Get our top 6 tricks for stopping your cough.
    • What Is Mastoiditis? Created: Thursday, February 19, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Mastoiditis is a severe type of ear infection that most often occurs in children. Learn about this serious infection including symptoms, treatments and complications.
    • Flu Activity by State Created: Thursday, September 27, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Flu activity changes all the time, especially during flu season. Find out how bad the flu is in your state or around the world.
    • Vomiting Treatments: How To Make It Stop and When To Get Help Created: Friday, August 05, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      You are vomiting and just want to make it stop. Find out what to do to treat the vomiting and when you need to get help.
    • When to See a Doctor for Your Cough Created: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 07, 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.
    • Before You Buy Robitussin DM Created: Friday, May 11, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Robitussin DM is an over-the-counter cough suppressant and expectorant. Learn how Robitussin DM helps control your cough.
    • Before You Take Your Child to the Doctor Created: Thursday, March 12, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Dr. Jennifer Shu, a prominent Atlanta pediatrician, answers parents' questions about when to take their children to the doctor during cold and flu season. Also get tips on helping kids deal with shots, what symptoms to watch for and when to keep kids out of school when they are sick.
    • What Are Decongestants? Created: Sunday, August 20, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Find out how decongestants work to relieve your cold, flu or upper respiratory infection symptoms.
    • What Is a Fever? Created: Saturday, August 19, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      What temperature is considered a fever? The answer may surprise you. Learn the basics about what a fever is and how to treat one.
    • When To See a Doctor for Your Sore Throat Created: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      When is a sore throat just irritating and when does it warrant a trip to the doctor? Find out when to seek medical attention and when to stay home.
    • When to See a Doctor for Congestion Created: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Are you concerned about how congested you are and wondering if you need to seek treatment? Find out when to see a doctor for your congestion.
    • What You Need to Know About NyQuil Created: Friday, November 17, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      NyQuil is a popular over the counter cold and flu medication. But what is in it and is it right for you? Learn more about this common medication.
    • Check Your Symptoms - What to do About a Cough Created: Monday, January 08, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 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.
    • Evaluate Your Sinus Congestion Created: Monday, January 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 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.
    • How To Wash Your Hands Created: Monday, March 12, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Effective hand washing is the most important and easiest way to prevent the spread of illness. Learn how to wash your hands the right way.
    • Caring for a Child with a Cold Created: Friday, August 11, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      What do you do when your child gets sick with a cold? Treating a child is not the same as treating an adult. Get tips on how to care for your child with a cold.
    • Caring for a Child With the Flu Created: Monday, July 16, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      No one likes having the flu, it is a miserable illness and makes pretty much everyone feel horrible. Caring for a child with the flu isn't much fun either. There are some special considerations to ...
    • Seasonal Flu vs. Stomach Flu Created: Sunday, August 20, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      What is the difference between influenza and the
    • Do I Have the Flu? Created: Friday, October 28, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Feeling sick but not sure if it is really the flu? Check your symptoms and find out if you have the flu." itemprop="description"> Sunday, December 30, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      A common, but potentially very serious illness, RSV is a respiratory illness that can be very dangerous for babies - particularly premature infants under 2 years old.
    • Is Pneumonia Contagious? Created: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Wondering whether or not pneumonia is contagious? Learn about how pneumonia occurs and whether or not it is contagious.
    • Allergies or a Cold? Created: Monday, October 09, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 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" Friday, August 08, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 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.
    • Choosing Over the Counter Cough Medications Created: Friday, February 16, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 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...
    • Before You Before You Buy Zyrtec Created: Saturday, August 01, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Zyrtec is an over the counter medication available for the treatment of seasonal allergies. Find out what you need to know about Zyrtec before you buy it. See if Zyrtec could help you.
    • What Are Antigenic Drift and Shift? Created: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Do you know what antigenic shift and antigenic drift mean? Find out what these terms mean for flu viruses - and you.

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