Cold, flu, Covid-19: correct diagnosis

With similar symptoms, it can be tricky to distinguish between a common cold, influenza, and Covid-19.

Who catches and transmits flu in SA & vaccination implications

“We aimed to evaluate the community burden and transmission of influenza in a rural and an urban setting in SA,”

Winter allergies & treatment

Winter carries several risk factors for an exacerbation in respiratory allergies.

Myth-busting: common cold

Although the cold is common and usually self-limiting, it can be confused with other more serious conditions.

STUDY: Managing gout flares

The goal of treatment during an acute gout attack is suppression of inflammation and control of pain.

Combat flu season

If patients don’t make an effort to prevent it, odds are they’ll catch influenza this season.

Is clarithromycin useful in sinusitis patients?

A total of 10 patients with CRSwP were identified and subjected to bilateral ESS. In post-operative patients they were treated with nasal

Immunity support, all year round

Getting enough sleep, staying hydrated and managing stress are all components of a healthy lifestyle. Avoiding nutritional deficiencies seems the

Nasal congestion: not to be sniffed at

WHAT IS NASAL CONGESTION?  Nasal congestion refers to obstructed breathing through the nose. In most instances nasal congestion occurs when

Common cold & flu meds

ANALGESICS Although mild when suffering from a cold, general aches and pains are common symptoms in patients suffering from the

New winter ailments digibook from Medical Chronicle and Adcock Ingram

As you know, ‘winter ailments’ can creep up at any time of year. Covid-19 has heightened our awareness of cold

3 categories of cough

ACUTE COUGH (LASTS <3 WEEKS) In most patients, the cause of acute cough is viral or bacterial and tends to