3 categories of cough

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

5 common winter illnesses in children

RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common viral infection that affects the linings of the airways which

Fascinating flu facts

HISTORY Hippocrates first reported a flu-like disease in the year 412 BC There have been four major flu epidemics in

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,

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