Cold & Flu Center
cold is the most commonly occurring illness in the entire world, with more than 1 billion colds per year reported in the United States alone. The common cold is a self-limiting illness caused by any 1 of more than 200 viruses. The common cold produces mild symptoms usually lasting only 5-10 days. In contrast, the " flu" ( influenza), which is caused by a different class of virus, can have severe symptoms.
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acetaminophen and dextromethorphan (Children's Triacting, Triaminic Cough & Sore Throat Softchews, Tylenol Cough and Sore Throat Daytime)
acetaminophen and guaifenesin (Tylenol Chest Congestion)
acetaminophen and pseudoephedrine (Alka-Seltzer Cold and Sinus, Allerest No Drowsiness, Bayer Select Decongestant and more)
acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, and codeine (Cotabflu)
acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, and phenylephrine (Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold, Allergy Relief Multi-Symptom, Comtrex Flu Therapy and more)
acetaminophen, pheniramine, and phenylephrine (Flu & Severe Cold Night Time, Theraflu Cold & Sore Throat, Theraflu Flu & Sore Throat and more)
acetaminophen, pseudoephedrine, and triprolidine (Actifed Cold And Sinus)
aspirin, chlorpheniramine, and phenylephrine (Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Formula)
benzonatate (oral) (Tessalon, Tessalon Perles)
brompheniramine and phenylephrine (Alacol, Alenaze-D, Alenaze-D NR and more)
brompheniramine, codeine, and phenylephrine (Poly-Tussin AC)
brompheniramine, dihydrocodeine, and phenylephrine (Poly-Tussin DHC)
brompheniramine, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine (Anaplex HD, Bromcomp HC, Bromph HD and more)
brompheniramine/carbetapentane/phenylephrine (BetaTan, Pulmari, VazoTan)
carbetapentane and chlorpheniramine (C-Tanna 12, Tannate 12 S, Tannic-12 S and more)
carbetapentane and guaifenesin (Allfen C, Allfen CX, Allres-G and more)
carbetapentane and pseudoephedrine (Allres D, Allres Pd, Carb Pseudo-Tan and more)
carbetapentane, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine (D-Tann CT, Dytan-CS)
carbetapentane, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine (Aquatab C, Carbatab-12, Carbetaplex and more)
carbetapentane, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine (C-Tanna 12D, Tannate 12D S, Tannihist-12D and more)
carbetapentane, pseudoephedrine, and pyrilamine (Corzall Plus, Zotex-D)
chlophedianol, guaifenesin, and pseudoephedrine (Vanacof DX)
chlorpheniramine and dextromethorphan (Coricidin HBP Cough & Cold, Dimetapp Long Acting Cough Plus Cold, Robitussin Cough & Cold Long-Acting and more)
chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone (HyTan, Novasus, S-T Forte 2 and more)
chlorpheniramine, codeine, and pseudoephedrine (Phenylhistine DH Expectorant)
chlorpheniramine, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine (Endagen-HD, Histinex HC, Histussin-HC and more)
chlorpheniramine, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine (Atuss HD, Atuss HS, Cordron-HC and more)
chlorpheniramine, ibuprofen, and pseudoephedrine (Advil Allergy Sinus, Advil Childrens Allergy Sinus, Advil Multi-Symptom Cold)
chlorpheniramine, methscopolamine, and pseudoephedrine (AllePak, Allergy AM-PM Dose Pack, Allergy DN and more)
chlorpheniramine, pyrilamine, and phenylephrine (R-Tannate)
codeine and guaifenesin (Allfen CD, Allfen CDX, Brontex and more)
codeine and phenylephrine (Ala-Hist AC, Notuss-PE)
codeine and promethazine (Codeine Phosphate-Promethazine HCl, Promethazine HCl and Codeine Phosphate, Promethazine with Codeine)
codeine, dexchlorpheniramine, and phenylephrine (Vanacof CD)
codeine, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine (Endal CD)
codeine, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine (Maxiphen CD, Maxiphen CDX)
codeine, guaifenesin, and pseudoephedrine (Ambifed CD, Ambifed CDX, Ambifed-G CD and more)
codeine, phenylephrine, and promethazine (Promethazine VC with Codeine)
dextromethorphan (Babee Cof, Benylin DM Pediatric, Buckleys Mixture and more)
dextromethorphan and guaifenesin (Allfen DM, Altarussin DM, Aquatab DM and more)
dextromethorphan and promethazine (Promethazine with Dextromethorphan, Promethazine with DM)
dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine (Certuss-D, Duraphen Forte, Duraphen II DM and more)
dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and pseudoephedrine (Altarussin CF, Ambifed-G DM, Relacon-DM NR and more)
dextromethorphan, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine (Codal-DM Syrup, Codimal DM, Codituss DM and more)
dextromethorphan, pseudoephedrine, and pyrilamine (Viravan-PDM)
dihydrocodeine and guaifenesin (J-Max DHC)
dihydrocodeine and phenylephrine (Alahist DHC)
dihydrocodeine, guaifenesin, and pseudoephedrine (Welltuss EXP)
guaifenesin (oral) (Duratuss G, Ganidin NR, GG 200 NR and more)
guaifenesin and hydrocodone (Vitussin Expectorant, Xpect-HC, Z-Cof HCX and more)
guaifenesin and phenylephrine (Amitex LA, Crantex, Deconex and more)
guaifenesin and pseudoephedrine (Altarussin PE, Ambifed, Biotuss PE and more)
guaifenesin and theophylline (Ed-Bron G, Elixophyllin-GG)
guaifenesin, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine (Levall 5.0, Tussafed-HC, Tussafed-HCG)
guaifenesin, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine (Drituss HD, Dynex HD, Entex HC and more)
guaifenesin, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine (A-Tan 12X, Ryna-12X)
H1N1 influenza virus vaccine (injectable)
H1N1 influenza virus vaccine (nasal)
homatropine and hydrocodone (Hycodan, Hydromet, Tussigon)
hydrocodone and phenylephrine (Lortuss HC, Nalex-DH)
ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine (Advil Cold and Sinus, Advil Cold and Sinus Liqui-Gel, Dayquil Pressure and Pain Caplet and more)
influenza virus vaccine (injectable) (Afluria, Fluarix, FluLaval and more)
influenza virus vaccine (nasal) (FluMist)
pseudoephedrine (Chlor Trimeton Nasal Decongestant, Contac Cold, Drixoral Decongestant Non-Drowsy and more)
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CDC Confirms First U.S. Swine Flu Death
CDC Says Don't Close Schools for Swine Flu
CDC: Flu Vaccine Not Very Effective This Season
CDC: 100,000+ in U.S. Have Flu, Half Are Swine Flu
CDC: Flu Hitting Harder This Year
CDC: Flu Season Has Started, Could Be Severe
CDC: Flu Season Hits Early and Could Be a Bad Year
Child H1N1 Swine Flu Deaths Rising
Coughs Can Last About 2 Weeks
Doctors Underdiagnosing Flu Among Older Patients
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Dr. Smith's Swine Flu Q and A
Drug That Claims to Kill Flu as Soon as 1 Day
Early Data Suggests Potentially Severe Flu Season
Early Flu Treatment Helps Older People
Experts Warn of Severe Influenza in 2017-2018
Experts: New H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic Unlikely
FDA Approves Tamiflu for Infants
FDA OKs Flu Shot With Smaller Needle
FDA: Some Zicam Cold Remedies Are Risky
Flu Activity Up, Some Schools Closing
Flu Continues to Wane, but Deaths Still Epidemic
Flu Hit Younger People Hard This Season
Flu Increasing, Be Ready With Antivirals
Flu Intensity, IV Bag Shortage
Flu Is Widespread in 11 States
Flu Remains Widespread in Much of U.S.
Flu Risk Higher for Workers in Certain Industries
Flu Season is Around the Corner
Flu Season May Not Have Peaked: CDC
Flu Shot Beats Flu Spray for Young Adults
Flu Shot: Just 1 Next Year
Flu Stretches Hospitals, Drug Supplies Nationwide
Flu Vaccination Rates Among Healthcare Workers
Flu Vaccine Arriving, Get Yours ASAP
Flu Vaccine Coverage Remains Low This Year
Flu Vaccine FAQ
Flu Vaccine for All
Flu Vaccine Just 18% Effective This Year
Flu Vaccine Nearly 60 Percent Effective
Flu Vaccine Rates Are High for 2 Seasons in a Row
Flu Vaccine Safe for Persons With Egg Allergy
Flu Vaccine: Two-Thirds of Americans Will Get It
Flu Vaccine: Why Some Will Get It and Others Won't
Flu Vaccines May Protect the Heart Too
Flu: Bad Season Getting Worse
Flu: Most People With It Don't Stay Home
Four in 10 Healthcare Personnel Work While Sick
H1N1 Swine Flu Day Care Advice
H1N1 Swine Flu Deaths in Children Accelerate
H1N1 Swine Flu Down, Not Out
H1N1 Swine Flu Kills 28 Pregnant Women in U.S.
H1N1 Swine Flu Less Severe Than Feared
H1N1 Swine Flu Sees Holiday Uptick
H1N1 Swine Flu Shot for Kids
H1N1 Swine Flu Shots for Kids Recalled
H1N1 Swine Flu Still Smoldering in U.S.
H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Delayed
H1N1 Swine Flu Wave Peaking in U.S.?
H1N1 Swine Flu Widespread in U.S.
H1N1 Swine Flu: 2 Easiest Ways to Catch It
H1N1 Swine Flu: 55 Million Americans Had It
H1N1 Swine Flu: How Long Are You Infectious?
H1N1 Swine Flu: No State Is Immune
H1N1 Swine Flu: Stopping It Is Up to You
H1N1 Virus Shed by Kids 6 Days After Fever
High-Dose Vaccine During Severe Flu Season
Influenza Activity Increasing in United States
Influenza Hospitalizations Highest on Record
Is It H1N1 Swine Flu, Doc?
It's Flu Season, CDC Says
Kids Need 2 Swine Flu Shots
Nasal Flu Vaccine Back on CDC List of Vaccines
New Choices for Seasonal Flu Vaccines
New Enzyme Inhibitor May Stop Common Cold
New Estimate on Swine Flu in U.S.
New Swine Flu Outbreak Worries CDC
New Swine Flu Outbreak: Case Count Rising
Parenthood May Reduce the Risk of Catching a Cold
Pregnancy Raises Swine Flu Death Risk
Pregnant Women First to Get Swine Flu Vaccine
Pregnant Women Wary of Swine Flu Shot
Public Help Sought on Swine Flu Vaccine Call
Putting Swine Flu in Perspective
Seasonal Flu Deaths More Common Worldwide
Seasonal Flu Shot Some Help vs. Swine Flu?
Should Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Be Used?
Statin Drugs May Reduce Flu Deaths
Strike Vitamin D Off the List for Cold Prevention?
Survey Finds Hindrances to Hand Washing in Schools
Swine Flu and Travel: What Should You Do?
Swine Flu Brings Spike in Bacterial Infections
Swine Flu Case Count Rising
Swine Flu Cases 140 Times More Early Than Reported
Swine Flu Cases Rise; CDC Urges Vaccination
Swine Flu Cases Rising in U.S., World
Swine Flu FAQ
Swine Flu in Japan May Trigger Pandemic
Swine Flu in U.S. Up to 22 Million Cases
Swine Flu Less Severe for Over-50s?
Swine Flu No Worse Than Seasonal Flu
Swine Flu or Allergies?
Swine Flu Pandemic Alert Level Raised
Swine Flu Pandemic Hit Children the Hardest
Swine Flu Pandemic Over, WHO Declares
Swine Flu Sickens 2 California Kids
Swine Flu Sickens at Least 257 People
Swine Flu Spreads, Fall Flu Season Looms
Swine Flu Supplements: Magic Pill?
Swine Flu Symptoms, Pandemics, and More
Swine Flu Vaccination May Target Schools
Swine Flu Vaccine at Least 6 Months Away
Swine Flu Vaccine by October, Say Makers
Swine Flu Vaccine Delay Frustrating
Swine Flu Vaccine Fast-Tracked to September?
Swine Flu Vaccine: 1 in 4 Americans Got It
Swine Flu Vaccine: Only 1/3 in U.S. Plan to Get It
Swine Flu Vaccine: The Race Is On
Swine Flu's Toll on Military, Young People
Swine Flu: 1 Million Cases in U.S.
Swine Flu: Learning From Past Pandemics
Swine Flu: U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency
Swine Flu: What's in a Name?
Swine Flu: Who's Most at Risk?
Tamiflu Shortage Again
Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu in U.S.?
This Year's Flu Vaccine Less Effective Than Hoped
Thousands of Swine Flu Deaths? Not Likely
Tragic Swine Flu Death Expected
Unvaccinated Kids Getting Whooping Cough
Vaccinate Kids to Stop Flu in Community
Vitamin D May Cut Risk of Flu
WHO Declares Swine Flu Pandemic
WHO Promises H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine for All
WHO Rethinks Swine Flu Pandemic Criteria
Who Should Get Vaccinated This Season?
Who's at High Risk From Swine Flu?
WHO: World Closer to Swine Flu Pandemic
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