The common cold in numbers

2-4 colds Adults usually get per year 20-30 Age of women who experience more colds than men 18 days Most

Persistent cough: 5 things to know

One of the classic cold symptoms is a cough. When coupled with a runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, and fatigue,

Flu vaccine 101

A disease of the respiratory tract, the flu is caused by influenza viruses. Influenza usually starts suddenly, and symptoms include

Proven benefit of flu vaccines

The authors found that the flu vaccine reduced the chances of getting sick and going to the doctor for flu

Duro-Tuss gets a makeover

Duro-Tuss is relaunching in new packaging but the same trusted combination, an ideal combination to help relieve a wet, chesty

iNova’s ‘knowyourcough’ website guides patients towards optimal treatment

The pharmaceutical firm, which focuses on African, Asian and Australian markets, has opened a local website to educate people about cough types and available treatments.

OTC cough treatments: choosing the right one

Increasing financial pressure and access to online health information has resulted in more South Africans turning to self-medication. But, when it comes to coughs, are they choosing the correct treatment?

Winter illnesses and children: when to be concerned?

Distinguishing between winter ailments with the same common symptoms is vital in order to recommend the correct treatment.

Overcoming flu

Flu can cause mild to severe illness, and in extremely severe cases can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

Cold & flu questions answered

Q. When should I keep my child home from school? Parents should use their judgment when their child is feeling

Cold vs flu

Symptoms of influenza come on more quickly and are usually more severe than those of a cold. Weakness, fatigue, body

Reducing severity and duration of colds

Pelargonium sidoides is widely used as a traditional medicine for various ailments, including TB, cough, and gonorrhoea (Brendler and van