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Antibiotic Use: What Everyone Should Know and Do

Did you know that antibiotics do not help fight viruses? Learn which common illnesses are usually viral or bacterial and when antibiotics are necessary.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Common Cold

General information about the common cold including symptoms, causes, transmission, prevention, treatment and diseases associated with the cold virus. Some information on research included also.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID

Fever

This chart can give you a general idea about your fever. However, always remember to consult your family doctor with questions about your individual condition(s) and/or circumstances.

Review Date: December 08, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Helping Your Child Breathe Easier

In terms of childhood disease, the respiratory system is the most critical. Here are some tips from the AARC to help your child breathe easier.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

American Association for Respiratory Care

Is It a Cold or an Allergy?- (PDF)

This page provides information on treatment, prevention and complications associated with colds and allergies.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID

Is It a Cold or the Flu?- (PDF)

A checklist of symptoms designed to assist you in determining which of these health problems you may have.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID

Personal and Home Hygiene

Personal hygiene and household cleanliness practices are important methods to reduce the risk of spreading infectious disease. Find fact sheets on many related topics including: creating a healthy household, antibacterials in household products, and how to fight colds.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics

Self-Care Flow Charts: Cold and Flu

Learn how to treat the symptoms of a cold or flu and when flu- or cold-like symptoms could indicate the need to seek professional help.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Walking Pneumonia

Colds that last longer than 7 to 10 days can develop into walking pneumonia, a less serious form of the lung infection pneumonia. Learn how you can help your child get well and stay healthy.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

The Nemours Foundation