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Find out everything you need to know about the common cold.  

The common cold and the discomfort that can come along with cold symptoms are something we’ve all experienced. Explore our collection of educational resources and get your questions about the common cold answered here, from symptoms to treatment and everything in between.    

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How to Deal with the Stress of Unpaid Sick Days

Theraflu is partnering with licensed psychologist, Dr. Lisette Sanchez, to raise awareness and to offer support around the emotional impact on those without the right to paid sick days.

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COVID vs. Flu vs. Cold

Learn about COVID vs. flu vs. cold symptoms with help from Theraflu. Gain a better understanding of the important differences between COVID, the flu and a cold.

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4 Foods and Drinks to Make When You Feel Sick

Learn about the best foods and drinks to make when you’re sick. Theraflu has a list of beverages and foods that may help relieve a cold or flu.

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Cold and Flu Season Tips

Discover Theraflu’s cold and flu season tips to lower your risk of getting sick. Learn how changing your diet, exercising, and cleaning more may help you.

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Should You Work Out When You’re Sick?

Learn if you should work out when you are sick. Discover Theraflu’s tips on exercising so that you can look your best even when you’re not feeling your best.

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Can You Drink Coffee When You Feel Sick?

Answer your questions about drinking coffee while sick with Theraflu. It can be hard to start the day without coffee, but sometimes it’s better to skip it.

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Should You Drink Alcohol When You Have a Cold?

Find out from Theraflu why drinking alcohol while sick can be a bad idea. If you’re not feeling well, you should think twice about drinking that glass of wine.

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What Causes Frequent Colds?

Find out why you have frequent colds throughout the year. Learn things you can change in your everyday life to lower your risk of getting colds.

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What Is a Head Cold?

Find out what causes a head cold, how it’s spread, and the possible treatments if you have one. Learn things you can do at home to relieve you of your symptoms.

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Reasons Your Cold Won’t Go Away

Find out why you can’t get rid of your common cold with this guide from Theraflu. Learn what you can do at home to relieve your symptoms until you fully recover.

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Is Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever True?

Find out if that old saying, feed a cold, starve a fever is true. Learn Theraflu’s tips on how to relieve your symptoms whether you have a cold or a fever.

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Is Zinc Good for Colds?

Find out if taking zinc is good for colds. Learn tips from Theraflu on what you can do at home and what you can take to relieve your symptoms of a cold.

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How To Avoid Catching a Cold From Your Kids

Learn how to avoid catching a cold from your kids with Theraflu. Use these tips to keep you and  your family well while nursing a sick child back to health

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How Long Is the Flu or a Cold Contagious?

Discover how long the flu or a cold is contagious with Theraflu. Avoid spreading the flu and colds by learning how they spread and how to avoid infection.

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Getting Over the Common Cold

Discover tips and tricks for getting over the common cold with Theraflu. Learn more about what the common cold is and how to handle symptoms.

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Can Ginseng Cure My Cold?

Learn whether or not ginseng can cure your common cold with this article from Theraflu. Understand the science behind why ginseng might help with colds.

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Why Do We Get the Chills When We Have a Fever?

Discover all you need to know about the link between fever and chills with Theraflu. Learn about chills and sweats without fever, too, and what causes them.

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When to Call in Sick

Find out when you should stay home from work if you’re sick. Learn suggestions from Theraflu on how to determine if your symptoms are contagious.

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Cold and Flu Prevention

Discover methods from Theraflu for cold and flu prevention. Learn what you can do at home, in school, at work, and outside to lower your risk of getting sick.

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How to Treat Cold and Flu Symptoms

Get on the road to recovery with expert advice on how to treat cold and flu symptoms –including easy home remedies and over-the-counter medicines from Theraflu that help you find relief.

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At-Home Cold Remedies

Beat the common cold with our effective at-home remedies that can help you relieve your cold symptoms fast. Theraflu is here to help you feel better ASAP.

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11 Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep When You’re Sick

Get plenty of rest with Theraflu’s tips for getting a good night’s sleep even when sleeping with a cold. Find relief and ease your symptoms with Theraflu.

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Working From Home While Sick

Learn how to make working from home while sick more productive with these tips from Theraflu. With the right approach, you can power through your sick day.

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Cold and Flu: Do’s and Don’ts

Explore the do’s and don’ts with tackling the flu or a cold with Theraflu. Learn more about what commonly used tips work and what doesn’t work.

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Home Remedies to Help Treat a Sore Throat

Learn more about what causes sore throats and finding relief from them.

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What Causes a Common Cold?

Discover why the common cold is so contagious with this guide from Theraflu. Knowing how the common cold spreads can help you prevent getting sick.

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What is the Common Cold?

Learn more about common cold symptoms and treatments from Theraflu. It’s easy to mistake a cold for the flu—find out how to tell the difference.

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Share Your Home, Not Your Cold

Feel safe in the comfort of your own home with Theraflu’s simple tips and tricks for cleaning and sanitizing your home for the upcoming cold and flu season.

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Cold Vs. Flu: What Is the Difference?

Learn about the difference between the cold vs. the flu with this guide from Theraflu.

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How to Relieve Your Cold Symptoms

Learn how to relieve your cold symptoms.

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How to Stop a Cold When You Feel It Coming

Learn About How to Stop a Cold When You Feel It Coming.

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What are the Differences Between a Cold, the Flu, and Allergies?

Learn the differences between a cold, flu, and allergies to determine which one you have.

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First Signs of a Cold or Flu: Cold and Flu Symptoms

Learn how to recognize the signs of the cold and flu when the symptoms appear.

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How To Stay Hydrated When Sick

Learn why it’s important to stay hydrated when you’re sick.

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How to Treat a Fever

Learn about how to treat a fever

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What Is a Low-Grade Fever? Causes and Treatment

Learn about what Is a Low-Grade Fever? Causes and Treatment.

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How To Break a Fever

Having a fever is no fun, but with these tips and tricks from Theraflu, you can learn how to break a
fever and feel more like yourself again.

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What is Dextromethorphan?

Learn about dextromethorphan, how it works, and how to effectively use it to alleviate cough symptoms from influenza and the common cold.

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How to Clean Your House After the Flu or a Cold

Discover tips on how to disinfect your house after the flu with Theraflu. Learn the ways in which you should disinfect high-touch surfaces within your home.