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colds

Allergies
June 17, 2019

Myth-busting: The truth about allergies

Beliefs can be hard to change even after you’ve found out that they’re scientifically wrong. Allergies are no different; let’s bust the myths of allergies.
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FluInfections
June 12, 2018

How long does the flu last?

You’ve been coughing and sneezing for what seems like forever! “When will it end?” Well, if your symptoms include a fever, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills, fatigue and sometimes, diarrhoea and vomiting… then you should stay home and avoid contact with other people. Flu stages Unlike a common cold, the effects of an influenza virus can come on very quickly. Flu symptoms usually start within one to four days after the infection. Flu often has signs of fever or chills. A headache, sore throat, dry cough, runny nose, muscle aches, and fatigue follow after. As…
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Infections
September 19, 2015

Colds Are The Worst At Night!

Do you ever feel like your cold symptoms are worse when you’re trying to go to sleep at night? Not too long ago, a member of the team got sick with a viral throat infection coupled with seasonal allergies. He noticed that he was well enough to be on his feet during the day, but felt awful at night! The symptoms were worse: his nose and sinuses clogged up, coughing increased and his headache was much worse. He wondered why and decided to ask our doctors. (more…)
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Infections
May 4, 2015

5 ways to prevent flu this winter

Winter is the season for nasty colds and flu, so here’s how to stay one step ahead of viruses! The top 5 things you can do to help stay germ-free: Wash your hands regularly. Most viruses are airborne - when someone sneezes or coughs, you breathe them in – but they can also be transmitted by touching an infected surface and then touching your eyes, mouth or nose. Washing your hands regularly with soap and warm water, and drying them on disposable paper towels, lowers your risk of picking up a virus. Keep warm. Keeping warm can help you avoid…
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Infections
April 22, 2015

Home remedies for colds and flu

It’s hard to escape cold and flu germs during winter - unless you hide away from open plan offices, public transport, gyms and crowded places like shopping malls and cinemas! The next best thing is to boost your immune system and keep it strong. Some of your options A lot of people opt to get a flu jab every winter. It’s especially recommended for: those with weakened immune systems elderly people pregnant women. Others tend to double up on immune boosters such as vitamin C and anti-oxidant supplements. You could also try natural home remedies, which are effective at keeping…
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Infections
June 18, 2014

The best way to prevent colds and flu this season!

You’re surrounded! Co-workers, sniffing kids, even going to the supermarket means exposure to everyone else and their viruses. You can’t hole up in a bunker for the rest of winter, but the good news is: you don’t have to. Bearing in mind that there’s no sure-fire way to stop a cold, here are some simple strategies to make you less vulnerable to the aches and sniffles through the worst of the season. (more…)
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